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Investigation the Derivatives of Some Common Functions

Students investigate the derivative of a function.  In this calculus lesson, students explore the derivatives of sine, cosine, natural log, and natural exponential functions.  The lesson promotes the idea of the derivative as a function and uses numerical and graphical investigations to form conjectures about common derivative formulas. 

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CCSS: Designed
Concepts

Resource Details

Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Math
1 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Calculator
Year
2004
Included Materials

  • Introduction to Graphing Piecewise (Split-Defined) Functions
  • Program Listings
  • Investigating the Derivatives of Some Common Functions

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