Calculus AB/BC - Can Change Occur at an Instant?

Be instantly transfixed by the idea of instantaneous rates of change. Scholars watch an informative video that introduces the fathers of calculus, Newton and Leibniz. They then learn about instantaneous rates of change by first calculating average rates of change and then considering what would happen as the intervals become smaller and smaller.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Apply the video as part of a review session in preparation for the AP Calculus test
Classroom Considerations
  • This is the first of 18 videos in Unit 1 - Limits and Continuity
  • Pupils should be familiar with the difference quotient
  • Includes handouts with the same questions that are covered in the video and with additional practice questions
  • Provides a separate answer key for instructors
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