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Off on a Tangent Application Task

Published on 10/20/2009

Activity Overview

Students use calculus and Newton’s Method to find solutions to displacement and velocity problems. Results are verified using either the TI-83 or DERIVE.

Before the Activity

Teacher to read through and copy the attached activity worksheet. Students require prior knowledge of tangents, calculus and graphing using the TI-83/84 calculators.

During the Activity

Complete each component of the activity in separate lessons to ensure student understanding.