Education Technology

Calculus Tools App

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

With this App, students explore calculus concepts. They investigate applications of differentiation and compare numerical integration techniques.

Before the Activity

  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity.
  • During the Activity

    Follow the Activity procedures:

  • Select Calculus Tools App and then the Tangent Line option
  • Find the tangent line for the function x^2 / 2 - 2 at x = 1
  • Graph the line
  • Explore other calculus concepts
  • After the Activity

  • As a class, discuss difficult concepts