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Local Linearity

Published on 10/12/2012

Activity Overview

This is a short activity designed for a first time user.

Students will explore zooming in on various functions including piecewise functions. They will investigate the concept of local linearity. This introductory calculus activity has strong connections to many calculus concepts including slope, limit of a difference quotient, the definition of the derivative, and the criteria for differentiability.

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    This is a short activity designed for a first time user. In this activity, students will explore zooming in on various functions including piecewise functions. They will investigate the concept of local linearity. This introductory calculus activity has strong connections to many calculus concepts including slope, limit of a difference quotient, the definition of the derivative, and the criteria for differentiability.