Product Rule for Derivatives

Find the derivative of a complex function involving two factors. The video presents a function involving the product of two complex binomials. Using the product rule, the presenter highlights the two factors and their representations within the rule. The fifth video in a 31-part series continues to simplify the derivative after applying the product rule.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils use colored pencils to highlight the factors and their associated derivatives
  • Conduct a short review of the power rule
Classroom Considerations

  • Class members should know the properties of negative exponents

  • Writes the product rule and references it throughout the video
  • Shows all the calculations in the simplification process

  • None