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From Secant Lines to Tangent L...

And average rate of change (Calculus) 
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This activity demonstrates one of the many ways Sketchpad can be used in a calculus or math analysis class. Here, students explore the relationship between the slopes of secant lines to a curve...
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Average Velocity and Speed

And average rate of change (Calculus) 
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A Java applet that introduces the concepts of average and instantaneous velocity. Includes a rescalable presentation version with large fonts.
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Sketchpad Activities for Intro...

As an instant. rate of change (Calculus) 
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Sketchpad Activities for Introducing Calculus Topics is a series of five activities designed to introduce students to the basic concepts of calculus. Use these activities near the end of Precalculus c...
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Exponential Growth

As an instant. rate of change (Calculus) 
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The main objective of this activity is to ﬁnd an approximation for the value of the mathematical constant e and to apply it to exponential growth and decay problems. To accomplish this, student...
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A Tabular View of the Second D...

As an instant. rate of change (Calculus) 
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A Java applet that introduces the second derivative using a table, with questions to answer using the applet. Includes a rescalable presentation version with large fonts.
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Average Velocity and Speed

As an instant. rate of change (Calculus) 
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A Java applet that introduces the concepts of average and instantaneous velocity. Includes a rescalable presentation version with large fonts.
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Derivative Function

As an instant. rate of change (Calculus) 
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A Java applet that introduces the derivative as a function, with questions to answer using the applet. Includes a rescalable presentation version with large fonts.
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Derivative at a Point

As an instant. rate of change (Calculus) 
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A Java applet that introduces the derivative at a point. Includes a rescalable presentation version with large fonts.
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Instantaneous Velocity

As an instant. rate of change (Calculus) 
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A Java applet that introduces the concepts of instantaneous velocity. Includes a rescalable presentation version with large fonts.
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Second Derivative

As an instant. rate of change (Calculus) 
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A Java applet that introduces the second derivative, with questions to answer using the applet. Includes a rescalable presentation version with large fonts.
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Tabular View of the Derivative

As an instant. rate of change (Calculus) 
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A Java applet that introduces the derivative using a table, with questions to answer using the applet. Includes a rescalable presentation version with large fonts.
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Instantaneous Rate of Change

As an instant. rate of change (Calculus) 
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Download this Sketchpad file to investigate instantaneous rate using a model of a door operated by a door closer. Students explore the graph of the door's angle as a function of time, and find the lim...
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Derivative Definition Exercise

As the lim. of the diff. quot. (Calculus) 
Computer 
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Investigate different definitions of the derivative.
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Principles of Calculus Modelin...

As the lim. of the diff. quot. (Calculus) 
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Exercises on derivatives and the limit definition of the derivative (PDF).
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Secant/Tangent Exercise

As the lim. of the diff. quot. (Calculus) 
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Use the Secant/ Tangent Applet to investigate the limit of the difference quotient for a particular function.
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The Derivative: Quiz

As the lim. of the diff. quot. (Calculus) 
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Quiz (with answers) on derivatives and the limit definition of the derivative.
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From Secant Lines to Tangent L...

As the lim. of the diff. quot. (Calculus) 
Sketchpad 
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This activity demonstrates one of the many ways Sketchpad can be used in a calculus or math analysis class. Here, students explore the relationship between the slopes of secant lines to a curve...
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Derivative Definitions Applet

As the lim. of the diff. quot. (Calculus) 
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Detailed directions for producing the Geometer's Sketchpad construction used to create the Derivative Definitions applet.
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The Derivative

As the lim. of the diff. quot. (Calculus) 
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Definition of the derivative, and calculations of some derivatives from the definition.
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The Derivative

As the lim. of the diff. quot. (Calculus) 
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RealMedia movie on the limit definition of the derivative.
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Definition of Derivative at a ...

As the lim. of the diff. quot. (Calculus) 
Flash 
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Uses the definition of derivative to prove that the absolute value function is not differentiable at x = 0.
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Average Rate of Change and Der...

As the lim. of the diff. quot. (Calculus) 
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Investigate the tangent as a limit of secant lines, using several different functions.
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Derivative of e^x

As the lim. of the diff. quot. (Calculus) 
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Use polar coordinates to visualize the derivative of e^x.
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Derivative of log x

As the lim. of the diff. quot. (Calculus) 
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Use polar coordinates to visualize the derivative of log x.
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The Derivative

As the lim. of the diff. quot. (Calculus) 
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Plots different quotients of a cubic function for varying h.
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