Derivatives: Instantaneous Rate of Change

Students explore the concept of derivatives.  In this derivatives lesson, students find the derivatives of the cosine function on the Ti-Nspire.  Students use the definition of derivative to find the derivative of the cosine function as h approaches zero.  Students compare their answer with the derivative through differentiation.

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Grade
11th - 12th
Subjects
Math
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