Mathematics for Teaching Tag: function

Tag: function

Prerequisite knowledge for calculus

This post describes foundational reasoning abilities and mathematical knowledge students need to develop before beginning a course in calculus. 1. Covariational reasoning This type of reasoning involves recognition of two quantities that are changing together. A student who considers how two quantities in a dynamic situation change together is said to be engaging in covariational…

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How to Teach the Equation of Linear Function

In my earlier post on Linear Function, I described how a linear function can be recognized based on equation, graphs, and tables. In this article, let us talk about how to derive the equation of linear function (as they are called in calculus) or the equation of a line (as they called in analytic geometry)….

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What is a Linear Function?

What is a linear function? In mathematics, a linear function is used to name two different but related notions. In calculus and analytic geometry, a linear function is a polynomial with a highest degree of one. In linear algebra, the linear function is the linear map. This article is about the linear function in calculus…

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