Education Technology

Taylor Polynomials

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

Students learn to define a Taylor polynomial approximation to a function f of degree n about a point x = a. They also learn to graph convergence of Taylor polynomials. They use Taylor polynomials to approximate function values.

Key Steps

  • Image

    Students will use tangent line approximation to examine different polynomials.

  • Image

    Students will use Taylor polynomials to approximate function values.