Absolute Versus Local Extrema

This Absolute Versus Local Extrema interactive also includes:

Get the class to take an extreme look at functions. The interactive presents a function on a closed interval with a movable tangent line. Using the given function, pupils determine the extrema, critical points, and points of inflection. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Lead a discussion about the definitions of local and absolute extrema
Classroom Considerations

  • Users must sign up for a free CK-12 to access the interactive
  • Individuals should know about critical points and points of inflection
Pros

  • Shows the correct answer if users input the wrong one
  • Provides additional examples in the supplemental material
Cons

  • None