The Derivative Project: Using Appropriate Technology to Teach the Concept of Derivative Via a Graphical Approach
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|Lisa Denise Murphy|
|Murphy has developed an instructional unit that uses a motion sensor and related software to introduce the concept of a derivative, and tested it in a first-semester calculus class, with very good results. She is now engaged in expanding this project in two ways: to teach a wider variety of calculus concepts, and to test a version of this project that substitutes a Java applet for the motion sensor.|
|Levels:||High School (9-12)|
|Resource Types:||Lesson Plans and Activities, Web Interactive/Java|
|Math Topics:||Differentiation, Graphing of Data|
|Math Ed Topics:||Computers|
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