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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 f '(x): Increasing, D...

Slope of a curve at a point (Calculus) 
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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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Slopes and Derivatives

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. Students manipulate a tangent line to a curve to investigate what it means for a curve to ha...
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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 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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Slope

Slope of a curve at a point (Calculus) 
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Students try to get a tangent line to a function at a point. They have the option of showing a difference quotient and zooming in.
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Slope Demonstration

Slope of a curve at a point (Calculus) 
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See the slope of the line between two points on a line or parabola.
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The Number e (1)

Slope of a curve at a point (Calculus) 
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Increase or decrease the value of a in y = a^x until you find a function that has a tangent line with slope 1 at x=0.
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