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Calculus Made Easy App

Concept of the Derivative (Calculus) 
TI89 
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Contains concise rules and corresponding examples for functions, limits, derivatives, integrals, trigonometry, and BC Calculus.
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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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From Secant Lines to Tangent L...

Derivatives analytically (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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Graphing Calculator (formerly ...

Graphical & numerical (Calculus) 
Computer 
Tool 
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A very powerful graphing program that is also especially easy to use. You can graph functions in two or more dimensions using different kinds of coordinates. You can make animations and save as movies...
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Trig functions with absolute v...

Differentiability & continuity (Calculus) 
Java Applet 
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A quiz: determine whether functions based on trigonometric and absolute value functions are differentiable.
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The Derivative: Quiz

As the lim. of the diff. quot. (Calculus) 
Computer 
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Quiz (with answers) on derivatives and the limit definition of the derivative.
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Derivative at a Point

As an instant. rate of change (Calculus) 
Java Applet 
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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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powerOne^{TM} Graph v4

Concept of the Derivative (Calculus) 
Palm OS 
Tool 
$ 
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powerOne(r) Graph supports computation & graphing in the mathematics classroom. The following tasks can be done with this software on a handheld computer including: 
Instantaneous Rate of Change

As an instant. rate of change (Calculus) 
Sketchpad 
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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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Secant/Tangent Exercise

As the lim. of the diff. quot. (Calculus) 
Computer 
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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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Reading Graphs

Concept of the Derivative (Calculus) 
Java Applet 
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Demonstrates the connections between formulas, graphs and words.
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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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Definition of the derivative

Concept of the Derivative (Calculus) 
JavaScript 
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An interactive quiz testing knowledge about the derivative and differentiability.
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Sketchpad Activities for Intro...

As an instant. rate of change (Calculus) 
Sketchpad 
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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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Slopes and Derivatives

Derivatives analytically (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. Students manipulate a tangent line to a curve to investigate what it means for a curve to ha...
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Graphing f '(x): Increasing, D...

Derivatives analytically (Calculus) 
Sketchpad 
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This activity is designed to follow the activities From Secant Lines to Tangent Lines and Slopes and Derivatives [referenced below], but it can easily stand on its own. Using a dynamic t...
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Exponential Growth

As an instant. rate of change (Calculus) 
TINspire 
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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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Derivative Definitions Applet

As the lim. of the diff. quot. (Calculus) 
Computer 
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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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Adaptive Learning Tool for Mat...

Concept of the Derivative (Calculus) 
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The ToKToL online adaptive learning platform contains a large (2000) set of maths questions and associated explanatory texts. Questions are selected to adjust to the ability of the student so that whe...
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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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Differentials

Leibniz notation (Calculus) 
Flash 
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Animated discussion of differentials (dx and dy) and their use in approximating functions.
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The Derivative of the Sine

As the lim. of the diff. quot. (Calculus) 
Java Applet 
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Investigate the changes in sin (x+h)  sin (x) as the angle varies.
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Average Rate of Change and Der...

As the lim. of the diff. quot. (Calculus) 
Java Applet 
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Investigate the tangent as a limit of secant lines, using several different functions.
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