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The Slope of the Tangent Line

High schoolers find the slope of a tangent line.  In this finding the slope of a tangent line lesson, students find the slope of the tangent line of a quadratic function at a point.  High schoolers approximate the tangent line by finding a secant line with a small change in x-values.

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Resource Details

Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Arithmetic & Pre-Algebra
2 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Calculator
Year
2004

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