Electronic Proceedings of the Seventh Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate MathematicsOrlando, Florida, November 17-20, 1994Paper C010Finding Derivatives Without the Notion of Limits |
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It is expected that this approach to derivatives will provide a basis for three textbooks. Under development now is a text for Business Mathematics. These methods have been used for three semesters in that course. Also planned are texts to satisfy the requirements for a liberal arts major and a high school calculus text.
The graphing calculator and Power Point software are used throughout the teaching effort and presentation of these research results.
Keyword(s): calculus, graphing calculators, derivatives