Students will use the graphing calculator to demonstrate the use of the difference quotient as the definition of the derivative.
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.
Use the Limit Feature of the graphing calculator to establish that the limit of the difference quotient and the shortcut symbolic derivative are the same.
After the Activity
Review student results
As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
Re-teach concepts as necessary