The Slope of the Tangent Line

Students explore the concept of slope of a tangent line.  In this slope of a tangent line activity, students determine the slope of a parabolic curve at various x values.  Students enter the data into lists and graph the results.  Students determine the secant and tangent lines of the graph.

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Resource Details

Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Math
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Calculator
Year
2004
Usage Permissions
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