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The Derivative Project: Using Appropriate Technology to Teach the Concept of Derivative Via a Graphical Approach

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Author:Lisa Denise Murphy
Description: 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)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Lesson Plans and Activities, Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Differentiation, Graphing of Data
Math Ed Topics: Computers

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