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Zooming in on a tangent

Tangent line (Calculus) 
Java Applet 
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Animation showing that the tangent line to a smooth curve is indistinguishable from the curve at high levels of magnification.
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tangent.m

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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A Mathematica program used to produce an animation of zooming in on a tangent.
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Construct Tangents from a Poin...

Tangents (Geometry)+ 
Java Applet 
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An interactive applet and associated web page that demonstrate how to construct the
two possible tangents to a circle from an external given point, using compass and straightedge.
It starts wi...
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Construct a tangent at a poin...

Tangents (Geometry)+ 
Java Applet 
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An interactive applet and associated web page that demonstrate how to construct a
tangent to a cicrle at a given point on the circle, using compass and straightedge.
It starts with the given c...
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Euclid's Elements, Book 3, Pro...

Tangents (Geometry) 
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Euclid's proposition shows that the line drawn at the tip of the diameter and perpendicular to it will fall outside the circle (and be tangent to the circle). The guide then examines the structure of...
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Euclid's Elements, Book 3, Pro...

Tangents (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
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Euclid's proposition deals with quadrilaterals constructed using lines that cut and fall tangent to the given circle. The guide then examines the structure of the proposition. The To reset the apple...
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Tangent Line  Math Open Refer...

Tangents (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
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An interactive applet and associated web page that demonstrate a tangent to a circle. (not trig).
The applet shows a circle and a tangent line. The center point and the tangent contact point ar...
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Tangent to an Ellipse  Math O...

Tangents (Geometry)+ 
Java Applet 
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An interactive applet and associated web page that demonstrate the tangent to an ellipse.
An ellipse is shown and a tangent line that touches it at the one point.
The user can drag the tang...
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Taylor Series Approximation to...

Taylor and Maclaurin series (Calculus) 
Java Applet 
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Is a Taylor polynomial of higher degree always a better approximation to a function? Investigate Taylor approximations to the cosine function.
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Constant, Linear, Quadratic an...

Taylor polynomials (Calculus) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Graphs constant, linear, quadratic, and cubic approximations to various functions.
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Function Plotter

Taylor polynomials (Calculus) 
Java Applet 
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Graph a function and its Taylor polynomials.
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Taylor Polynomials

Taylor polynomials (Calculus) 
Java Applet 
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Proof that Taylor polynomials are the appropriate series representation of a function.
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Taylor Polynomials

Taylor polynomials (Calculus) 
Java Applet 
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Finds the Taylor polynomial for f(x) = cos(3x) about x=0.
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Taylor Polynomials and Approxi...

Taylor polynomials (Calculus) 
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Enter a function and its first few derivatives, and see graphs of the first several Taylor approximations at a point you choose.
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Taylor Polynomials and Taylor ...

Taylor polynomials (Calculus) 
Java Applet 
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Graphs the first 10 Taylor polynomials for a function you enter.
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Taylor Series Java Applet

Taylor polynomials (Calculus) 
Java Applet 
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Graphs Taylor polynomial approximations to selected functions.
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Taylor polynomial approximatio...

Taylor polynomials (Calculus) 
Java Applet 
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Draw Taylor polynomial approximations to y = sin x.
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Bee Smart About the Weather

Temperature (Math 1)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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A simulation allowing 2ndgrade students to change temperature, moisture, and wind to create weather effects. Emphasizes connections between the weather and students' personal experiences.
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Pinwheel Tiling

Tessellations (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Construct and explore an asymmetric tiling of the plane by right triangles.
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Polyominoes

Tessellations (Geometry)+ 
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Tool 

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Using this virtual manipulative you may: add a polyomino to the workspace; group polyominoes; rotate a polyomino; change a polyomino's color; zoom in/out; clear the workspace
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Floor Tiles

Tessellations (Math 3)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This activity allows the user to create a figure that can be tessellated.
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Tessellate!

Tessellations (Math 3)+ 
Java Applet 
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This activity allows the user to create a figure that can be tessellated.
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What are Tessellations?

Tessellations (Math 3)+ 
Java Applet 
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Examines the mathematical properties of tessellations.
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Patio Stones

Tessellations (Math 4)+ 
Java Applet 
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How many stones did Kathy need to buy to pave an area in her yard?
NOTE: A free login is required. Sign up using the link on the login page, or use your existing KenKen or Problems...
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Color in Tessellations Dialogu...

Tessellations (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
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Explains the effect that color has on the patterns we see in tessellations.
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