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
  1. Demonstrate the concept of function derivatives using the following graph: https://www.desmos.com/calculator/b0n42jycfz
  2. Show how as h approaches zero the slopes of the lines align.
  3. Provide an example of how to solve for slope a point for a simple function, such as x^2, using the derivative definition.
  4. Have students use digital ink to solve equations on this PowerPoint. 
    pptxderivative-function.pptx.
Exit Ticket
CCSS Math Practice
  • I can make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts

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