## Derivative of a Function

**Type:** Mini-lesson

**Theme:** Calculus

**Grades:** 9, 10

**Learning Target:** Students will learn how to solve for a derivative of a function using the derivative definition.

Instructions

- Demonstrate the concept of function derivatives using the following graph: https://www.desmos.com/calculator/b0n42jycfz
- Show how as h approaches zero the slopes of the lines align.
- Provide an example of how to solve for slope a point for a simple function, such as x^2, using the derivative definition.
- Have students use digital ink to solve equations on this PowerPoint.

derivative-function.pptx.

Exit Ticket

CCSS Math Practice

- I can make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

NGSS Crosscutting Concepts