Education Technology

Special Limits

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

Students will use the graphing calculator to explore the limits of the functions sin(x)/x and (cos(x)-1)/x as x approaches zero.

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:

  • Understand the limits of the functions sin(x)/x and (cos(x)-1)/x as x approaches zero.
  • After the Activity

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