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Slopes of Secant Lines

Published on 08/19/2010

Activity Overview

Collect data about the slope of a secant line and then predict the value of the slope of the tangent line.

Objectives

  • Explore the slope of secant lines as the line becomes tangent to the curve

About the Lesson

Students will collect data about the slope of a secant line and then predict the value of the slope of the tangent line by examining the table of collected values.