Secant and Tangent lines

This is a simple applet to show the relationship between the secant and tangent lines, and to help the student understand how the secant line approximates the tangent line under a limit. (The word limit is not mentioned in the applet). Students can change the function to see how the secant line behaves in different contexts.

 

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Resource Type
Activity
Tags
calculus  exploration  functions  secant  tangent  tangent-line 
Target Group (Age)
15 – 19+
Language
English (United Kingdom)
 
 
 
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