NCTM 2022 Indianapolis Regional

Playing Nice with the Mean Value Theorem

Classroom discussion about average rate of change generated from explorations with technology anchor their understanding of the Mean Value Theorem. Analysis of functions connected to the concept of motion but expanded to others concepts will serve as a foundation for discovering the consequence of the theorem and the importance of its conditions.

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About Dennis

Dennis Wilson started at Landmark Christian School in Fairburn Georgia in the fall of 1996. A graduate from Georgia Tech’s School of Physics, Dennis initially began teaching Chemistry and Physics in the science department at Landmark. Since becoming a member of the mathematics faculty in 2001, he has taught every level of math offered at Landmark from 5th grade to Multivariable Calculus II. In 2012, Dennis was appointed the Head of the Mathematics Department. Selected nine times by Landmark students as STAR teacher of the year, he is passionate about teaching with technology to help his students learn math through the use of multiple representations. He has presented at multiple conferences on technology use in the math classroom. In 2016, Mr. Wilson became an AP Reader for the AP Calculus BC exam.

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