Education Technology

One Sided Limits

Published on 09/05/2012

Activity Overview

Students will be given piecewise functions and asked to evaluate both the left-hand limit and the right-hand limit of the function as x approaches a given number, c. Using sliders, students will estimate the value of the missing variable that makes the left-hand limit and the right-hand limit equal.

Key Steps

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    Students will be given piecewise functions and asked to evaluate both the left-hand limit and the right-hand limit of the function as x approaches a given number, c. Using sliders, students will estimate the value of the missing variable that makes the left-hand limit and the right-hand limit equal.

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    Students will also use a table of values of each function to verify that the values of the function to left and right of c are approaching the same number.