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ERIC Number: EJ787033
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5769
Tangent Lines without Calculus
Rabin, Jeffrey M.
Mathematics Teacher, v101 n7 p499-503 Mar 2008
This article presents a problem that can help high school students develop the concept of instantaneous velocity and connect it with the slope of a tangent line to the graph of position versus time. It also gives a method for determining the tangent line to the graph of a polynomial function at any point without using calculus. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A