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Students investigate the absolute maximum of a function. In this absolute value of a function lesson, students find the absolute maximum and minimum of a function on a closed interval of 1 to 4. Students find the derivative of the function and set it equal to zero to find possible absolute maximums and minimums. Students use their Ti-Nspire to complete the investigation.
In this differentiating special functions worksheet, students solve and complete 5 various types of problems. First, they differentiate each of the given functions. Then, students complete the table using a calculator and plot the points on a graph. In addition they find the slope of the function at a given point.
For this functions and derivatives worksheet, students write an equation of a line tangent to a given function. They list the x-coordinate of the critical point, determine the relative minimum, relative maximum and identify functions. This two-page worksheet contains four multi-step problems.