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Limits - Vertical and Horizontal Asymptotes

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

This activity explores graphically, numerically and symbolically the vertical and horizontal asymptotes of a rational function through the limit taking capability of the graphing calculator.

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:

  • Be able to determine asymptotes of a rational function.
  • After the Activity

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