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Lutzer, Carl V. – PRIMUS, 2011
We propose an alternative to the standard introduction to the derivative. Instead of using limits of difference quotients, students develop Taylor expansions of polynomials. This alternative allows students to develop many of the central ideas about the derivative at an intuitive level, using only skills and concepts from precalculus, and…
Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematics Instruction, Graphs, Information Technology