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Derivatives and Extrema
The particular ability of the internet to demonstrate concepts interactively in a visually arresting fashion is fully realized in this attractive and easily navigated site. An interactive screen allows the user to select a function and examine the visual representation of its derivative through magnification of the resulting graph. The site provides a wonderful opportunity to see and understand the sometimes elusive concept of derivation. This resource is part of the Teaching Quantitative Skills in the Geosciences collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/quantskills/
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
  • Visual:
    • Visualization - scientific
Subject:
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
Technical requirements:
Shockwave player
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-091
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Geoffrey Dixon
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Publisher: Brandeis University