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Interesting Properties of Cubic Functions to Discover Graphically or Numerically

Learners investigate the slope of a cubic function. They find the tangent line of the cubic function at point P, and discuss the relationship between point P and point Q, the point the tangent line intersects the cubic function.  They then find the ratios of the areas of the two sections divided by the tangent line.

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CCSS: Designed
Resource Details

Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Math
1 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Calculator
Year
2002
Common Core

Included Materials

  • Interesting Properties of Cubic Functions to Discover Graphically or Numerically and then Prove with the Power of the TI-89
  • Getting Started with the TI-89
  • Getting Started with the TI-89 Titanium
  • Introduction to the TI-89 for Beginners