AP Test Prep

Calculus AB/BC - Interpreting the Derivative in Context

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Put math in a real-life context to increase connections to the concept. Pupils view a short video that first reviews the connection between derivatives and rates of change. They learn how to interpret the derivative in contextual situations.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Challenge learners to create their own problems to share with classmates
Classroom Considerations
  • The first of eight lessons in Unit 4 - Contextual Applications
  • Scholars should be familiar with the meaning of derivatives
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Includes corrective assignments for additional practice
  • Provides answer keys for instructors
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