Definition of Antiderivatives - Concept

Antiderivatives means being against doing homework on derivatives, right? The first installment of a 12-part video series on antiderivatives and differential equations takes viewers through the definition of an antiderivative. It uses a simple example to illustrate the definition.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the video to introduce a unit on antiderivatives
  • Challenge viewers to come up with their own derivative-antiderivative pair
Classroom Considerations

  • Antiderivatives are sometimes referred to as a "family" of functions; be sure learners understand why this is so
Pros

  • Includes a succinct explanation of why +C is necessary
Cons

  • Might require membership to view the entire video if showing multiple installments back to back
  • The video only gives one example