Derivative Theorems

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Put all of the derivative rules into one basket. The lesson stars with warm-up exercises that provide a connection to previously learned concepts. The lesson plan uses the different derivative theorems to calculate a variety of derivatives. Examples of calculating the derivative include using different rules if possible. It concludes with a set of multiple choice practice items.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Give small groups different problems to calculate the derivative and share with the class
  • Provide a list of functions and have pupils determine which rule they should use to determine the derivative
Classroom Considerations

  • Make copies of the derivative theorems to hand out to the class

  • The plan contains answers for both the warm-up exercises along with the independent practice
  • The independent practice items are released AP Exam questions

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