Teaching and Learning
Rather than just memorizing
the special cases of when a derivative
may fail to exist, students can really
see different cases in which this
Teaching this concept with
chalk and visual aids may bring the
students closer to understanding why
functions have points that may not be
differentiable but not on the level a
true animation can provide them.
The animations are
continuously repeating, but the
functions cannot be changed. If you
wish to try and change the function
itself, you would need Mathematica to
regenerate the animations.
How to use in
The simplest and most
efficient use of this module in the
classroom is an in-class demonstration
using a projection system. You can
download the appropriate files onto a
laptop or notebook computer if the
classroom does not have Internet
access. If downloaded on the laptop,
the browser will still be able to view
the .html file even though the
connection to the Internet is lost.
Please see the link for Activity.