Students will find a derivative analytically and geometrically (using their graphing calculator - nderiv). Students will have previously studied the concept of a limit. This lesson helps students to understand why we need to understand limits. It is a direct application of taking a limit.
Length of time needed: 5 class periods
This lesson was written by Lana Golembeski.
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Source: Lana Golembeski
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Source: Lana Golembeski