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Investigating One Definition of Derivative

High schoolers explore the concept of derivatives.  In this derivatives lesson, students use the derivative definition as the limit approaches zero.  High schoolers make tables as the value of h gets closer and closer to zero from both the positive and negative direction.  Students use TI Interactive! to find the slope of a secant line and find the limit as h approaches zero.

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Resource Details

Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Math
2 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Calculator
Year
2000