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Calculus - Early Transcendentals
This textbook takes the learner from the basic definition of slope through derivatives, integrals, and vector multivariable calculus. Each section is composed primarily of examples, with theoretical introductions and explanations in...
9th - Higher Ed Math CCSS: Adaptable
Rolle’s Theorem and the Mean Value Theorem
Using the derivative to apply the Mean Value Theorem and its more specific cousin, Rolle's Theorem, is valuable practice in determining differentiability and continuity on an interval. This presentation and accompanying worksheet walk...
10th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Investigation the Derivatives of Some Common Functions
Students investigate the derivative of a function. In this calculus lesson, students explore the derivatives of sine, cosine, natural log, and natural exponential functions. The lesson promotes the idea of the derivative as a function...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Calculus: Derivatives 2.5 (new HD version)
By defining the formal definition of a derivative, f�(x), Sal is able to find the general form of the derivate function for the example f(x) = x2. He continues to stress the importance of an intuitive understanding of derivative functions.
11 mins 11th - Higher Ed Math
Natural Log Function-Integration
One of the strongest tools in integration is u-substitution, particularly when working with natural logs. In this step-by-step video presentation, a pleasant-voiced instructor walks through a number of integration problems. She begins...
9 mins 11th - Higher Ed Math CCSS: Adaptable
Making Piecewise Functions Continuous and Differentiable
Students explore the concept of piecewise functions. In this piecewise functions lesson, students discuss how to make a piecewise function continuous and differentiable. Students use their Ti-89 to find the limit of the function as it...
11th - 12th Math
Piecewise Functions, Continuity, and Differentiability
Students explore the concept of piecewise functions. In this piecewise functions instructional activity, students find the derivatives of piecewise functions. Students determine points of discontinuity and jumps in the graph using...
9th - 12th Math
Saxon Math: Algebra 2 (Section 11)
As we approach the end of the Saxon math sections, the 11th of 12 units begins the process of summarizing and combining material from the previous lessons. The relationships between functions and their transformations are investigated,...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
How Was the Distance Formula Derived?
Are you working on the distance formula? Derive the distance formula and help your learners by showing them the logic behind the distance formula. This practical video should help conceptual understanding and is appropriate for in-class...
5 mins 6th - 12th Math