Education Technology

Linear and Quadratic Approximations

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

Students explore the linear and quadratic approximations of a logarithmic function and find properties the functions have in common.

Before the Activity

See the attached Activity PDF file(s) for detailed instructions for this activity.

During the Activity

Follow the procedures outlined in the activity.
Students will:

  • Find properties in common for linear and quadratic approximations of a logarithmic function.
  • After the Activity

  • Review student answers
  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary