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Lesson 3 – Estimating Instantaneous Rate of Change

Learning Intentions

Students will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between average rate of change, represented by the slope of the secant line, and instantaneous rate of change.
  • Understand that a better approximation of instantaneous rate of change can be achieved by reducing the distance between the two points.

Resources for Teaching, Learning and Assessment

  1. Student Assignment Lesson 3
  2. GeoGebra file for Lesson 3 – Student Assignment
  3. Link to Success Criteria Form
Support for Teachers using these Resources

Overview of Lesson 3

An overview of how Lesson 3 is structured for distance learning.

Lesson 3 Student Video

Instructional video for students on engaging with the assignment and GeoGebra file.

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