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A Tabular View of the Second D...

Approximating 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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Adaptive Learning Tool for Mat...

Derivative at a Point (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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Animation of secants approachi...

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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An animation of secant lines approaching the tangent to a parabola. Shows the slope of each secant line.
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Calculus Made Easy App

Derivative at a Point (Calculus) 
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Contains concise rules and corresponding examples for functions, limits, derivatives, integrals, trigonometry, and BC Calculus.
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Derivate

Derivative at a Point (Calculus)+ 
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Begin understanding the meaning of the derivative at a point on a function. View the graph and the equation of the line tangent to any function at any point on the function.
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Derivate

Slope of a curve at a point (Calculus)+ 
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Begin understanding the meaning of the derivative at a point on a function. View the graph and the equation of the line tangent to any function at any point on the function.
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Derivative Definitions

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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Compare tangent and secant lines to a function.
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Derivative Function

Slope of a curve at a point (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

Derivative at a Point (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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Derivatives of Exponentials

Derivative at a Point (Calculus) 
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Graph exponential functions, zoom in on selected functions, and look for the value of a that gives the function y = a^x a slope of 1 when x=0.
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Derivatives of Trigonometric F...

Local linearity (Calculus) 
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Zoom in on graphs of the sine and cosine functions.
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Differentiability

Approximating rate of change (Calculus) 
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A Java applet that introduces the concept of differentiability, with questions to answer using the applet. Includes a rescalable presentation version with large fonts.
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Differentials and Differences

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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An animated illustration of the way a tangent line approximates a function. Shows the same graph at different scales.
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EggMath: Embryo Calculus  Tan...

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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View the tangent line as the limit of secant lines.
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Error Function

Local linearity (Calculus) 
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Investigate the error function for different curves and different approximations to those curves.
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Exponential Growth

Derivative at a Point (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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Exponential functions, closeu...

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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Animation of the graph of a^x as a changes. Look for a value of a that makes the slope 1 when x=0.
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Formula Graphing Applets

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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Graph a function and its secant line segment.
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From Secant Lines to Tangent L...

Slope of a curve at a point (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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Graphing a Function and Its Ta...

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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Enter a function and its derivative, and see the graph of the function and tangent lines at different points.
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Graphing f '(x): Increasing, D...

Derivative at a Point (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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Linear Approximations

Local linearity (Calculus) 
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RealMedia movies on derivatives as the best linear approximations to functions.
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Linear Approximations

Local linearity (Calculus) 
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Zoom in on a given function, or compare the function with a linear approximation at the origin.
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Linear Approximations

Local linearity (Calculus) 
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Investigate the error of various linear approximations to a function.
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Linear Approximations

Local linearity (Calculus) 
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A Java applet that illustrates the use of the derivative in finding a linear approximation to a function, with questions to answer using the applet. Includes a rescalable presentation version with la...
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