Slope of a Curve
In this slope of a curve instructional activity, students estimate the slope of a curve. They sketch a line tangent to a given point and find the derivative of a function. This one-page instructional activity contains 10 multi-step problems.
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Stitching Quilts into Coordinate Geometry
Who knew quilting would be so mathematical? Introduce linear equations and graphing while working with the lines of pre-designed quilts. Use the parts of the design to calculate the slope of the linear segments. The project comes with...
8th - 11th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Calculus: Derivatives 1 (new HD version)
Sal defines the term derivative by taking the listener on a well-organized tour of slope. First, he reviews the concept of slope of a line from algebra, then extends this idea to look at the slope of the curve by first examining a secant...
16 mins 11th - Higher Ed Math
Calculus: Derivatives 2 (new HD version)
Sal continues where he left off with the last video, ï¿½Derivatives 1,ï¿½ by looking at the equation y = x2 and examining the slope of the secant line at a specific point. He continues with defining the limit as _x approaches zero to get...
8 mins 11th - Higher Ed Math
Calculus: Derivatives 2.5 (new HD version)
By defining the formal definition of a derivative, fï¿½(x), Sal is able to find the general form of the derivate function for the example f(x) = x2. He continues to stress the importance of an intuitive understanding of derivative...
11 mins 11th - Higher Ed Math