Education Technology

Using the TI-83 Graphics Calculator to Introduce Calculus

Published on 10/20/2009

Activity Overview

Students find the tangent line to functions using different methods to enhance their understanding of limits and derivatives.

Before the Activity

Teacher to read through the attached activity sheet. If desired, copy the activity sheet for students. Students require a prior knowledge of graphing using the TI-83/84 calculators.

During the Activity

Complete the activity following step by step instructions