Visualizing Approximation and Error in AP Calculus

From tangent lines to Riemann sums, calculus gives access to quick approximations through many methods. But why do these methods provide an accurate approximation? How accurate are they? This session will explore different ways to use technology to help students visualize various methods of approximations such as tangent lines, Riemann Sums, and Taylor polynomials. These methods allow students to understand the errors produced by these approximations as well as convergence to an exact value. Participants will receive files allowing them to use these visualizations in their classroom. To download these files, handouts, and slides from the session, click on one of the links below.

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