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Techniques for Evaluating Limits

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

Students are given the techniques for evaluating limits with and without using a graphing calculator. Both limits as x approaches a and as x approaches +/– infinity are given.

Before the Activity

Examples of each technique will be furnished, and students will be asked to hone their skills by attacking a set of exercises.

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:

  • Find the limit of a function.
  • After the Activity

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