Students will be able to
- understand how to form an iterative formula for a function,
- sketch a staircase or cobweb diagram to represent an iterative process graphically,
- understand how to identify when an iterative formula diverges with a given starting value and that we can find different iterative formulas or starting values that may converge differently,
- use iterative formulas to find approximations for roots of equations when given the iterative formula and a starting value.