Chain Rule Combined with Power Rule

How does the chain rule work with the power rule? Using a radical function, the video shows how the chain rule works along with the power rule. The resource continues to simplify the derivative and places it in a familiar form. The presentation is the ninth video in a series of 31.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Provide opportunities for class members to practice problems independently
  • Use the video in a flipped classroom environment to show application of the chain rule
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals should know the chain rule
Pros

  • Reviews the power rule—great to reaffirm the concept for students
  • Shows that the chain rule holds true, even with a simple function of x
Cons

  • None