Average Rate of Change of a Function

Just how fast is the function changing? The presenter provides a general explanation of the average rate of change in the 28th presentation in a series of 31 calculus videos. The video moves on to find the average rate of change for a function over a given interval.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Lead a discussion on the similarities and differences of the average rate of change and slope
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals should know how to work with function notation
  • Pupils need to be able to recognize the different ways to denote average rate of change
Pros

  • Uses colors to highlight the graphical explanation of average rate of change
  • Includes a reminder of the formula needed
Cons

  • None
Common Core