You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting on here much over the last few months. This is because I am co-editing the new Tarquin Group series of A-Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics textbooks. These books are being written completely from scratch for the new A-Level 2017 syllabus and I will share more of the philosophy behind these books over the next week.
Ed Hall, the other editor and I presented two topics from the A-Level course that have increased prominence in the new syllabus: Differentiation from First Principles and the Newton-Raphson Method.
The Prezi that we used is embedded below.
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As part of the workshop we discussed four Geogebra apps that will be embedded into the digital version of the textbook. Links to these are below:
- Differentiation from First Principles
- Approximating the Derivative
- Newton-Raphson 1 (Cobwebbing)
- Newton-Raphson 2 (Convergence)
Please let me know any of your thoughts and comments about the presentation and the Geogebra files.