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Zooming In On Local Linearity

Published on 02/18/2015

Activity Overview

In this activity, students will explore the behavior of various functions by zooming in on their graphs. They will investigate the concept of local linearity.

Key Steps

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    Students will identify slope of the tangent.

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    Next, students will be instructed to zoom in and observe the behavior of both the curve and the tangent line.

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    Finally, students will graph the piecewise function and investigate the concept of local linearity.