This activity leads students to find Taylor polynomials for functions. Students discover coefficients for linear, quadratic, and cubic approximations and generalize for higher degree approximations.
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.
Be able to write the Taylor polynomial for a given function.
After the Activity
Review student results
As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
Re-teach concepts as necessary