Implicit Differentiation Completely Explained!

Explicitly explain how to use implicit differentiation. Using a trigonometric function defined using y and x, the resource works through an example of implicit differentiation to explain the process. The 19th video in a 31-part series continues to find the derivative using the product rule and solving for the derivative of y.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Conduct a mini-lesson on how implicit differentiation and explicit differentiation are similar and different
Classroom Considerations
  • Individuals should know how to find the derivatives of trigonometric functions
  • Pupils need to know the product rule
Pros
  • Uses colors to highlight expressions in the differentiation process
  • Makes connections to explicit differentiation during the procedure
Cons
  • None