Find a tangent line to a curve at a point and a local linear approximation.


A Youtube Calculus Workbook (Part 1). A guide through a playlist of instructional Calculus Videos. 

Sect 3.8 pp 59-61, Sect 5.4, pp 78-80, Sect 6.3 pp 87-88, Sect 6.7, pp 94-95, Sect 7.1-2, pp 101-105
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The Derivative

by Allen Wolmer

Online text describing how to:

    Demonstrate an understanding of the derivative of a function as a slope of the tangent line.
    Demonstrate an understanding of the derivative as an instantaneous rate of change.
    Understand the relationship between continuity and differentiability.

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MIT Open Courseware video on this topic

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A Youtube video on this topic

Video duration:  9:50

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Firefly Lectures video on this topic

Video duration:  11:12

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Mooculus Calculus Textbook Sect 3.1, p 53-54 (Ans. p 247)

This set of exercises supports the following Standards of Mathematical Practice

  • 1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • 2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  • 5 Use appropriate tools strategically.
  • 6 Attend to precision.
  • 7 Look for and make use of structure.
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Tangent Lines Exercises

by Allen Wolmer

This set of exercises supports the following Standards of Mathematical Practice

  • 1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • 5 Use appropriate tools strategically.
  • 6 Attend to precision.
  • 7 Look for and make use of structure.
  • 8 Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
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This set of exercises supports the following Standards of Mathematical Practice

  • 1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • 5 Use appropriate tools strategically.
  • 6 Attend to precision.
  • 7 Look for and make use of structure.
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This set of exercises supports the following Standards of Mathematical Practice

  • 1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • 2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  • 5 Use appropriate tools strategically.
  • 6 Attend to precision.
  • 7 Look for and make use of structure.
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