# Minima and Maxima Teacher Resources

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#### Maxima Minima Slope Intuition

Before solving any problems, Sal gives an overview of what happens to the slope, first derivative, and second derivative at local maxima and minima to give the viewer a more intuitive feel for these types of problems.

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#### Minima/Maxima

In this minima/maxima worksheet, students solve systems of equations, identify the first derivative of a quadratic equation, and find the critical point in an equation. Using Excel worksheets, students graph four equations. There are...

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#### Applications of Derivatives: Finding Maxima and Minima

In this calculus worksheet, students are given 10 short-answer problems regarding functions, derivatives, minima, maxima and extremes.

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#### Maxima and Minima On a Closed Interval

Close the chapter on extrema on a closed interval. Watching an informative video provides scholars with an opportunity to learn about extrema. Specifically, they see how to find the global maxima and minima on a closed interval by first...

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#### Taylor Polynomials, Minima, Maxima and Inflection Points

In this Taylor polynomial worksheet, learners answer 3 problems regarding quadratic polynomials, 2nd degree Taylor polynomials, and cubic polynomials.

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#### Applications of Derivatives: Finding Maxima and Minima

In this derivative activity, students use the second derivative test to determine the maxima and minima of given functions. They explore real life problems to complete the optimization of a problem. This two-page activity contains...

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#### Maxima and Minima Problems

Students calculate the maxima and minima of quadratic equations. In this calculus lesson, students apply the derivatives by finding the maxima and minima using real life application. They solve optimization using the derivative.Â

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#### Maxima and Minima

In this algebra worksheet, students discuss the origin of maxima and minima. They solve problems using the maxima and minima and graph parabolas and other functions containing a maxima and minima.

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#### Maxima Minima Problems

In this algebra worksheet, students find the maxima and the minima of the parabola. They calculate the maximum and minimum area and apply the formulas of polygons to help them solve equations. There are 8 questions with an answer key.

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#### Derivatives with Mean Value Theorem and Rolle's Theorem: Maxima and Minima

Rolle with the mean values and derivatives. Scholars complete the statements of Rolle's Theorem and the Mean Value Theorem. Using the interactive to illustrate scenarios, pupils respond to questions concerning the theorems in terms of...

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#### Applications of Derivatives: General Rules for Optimization

For this minima and maxima worksheet, students find the global and local maxima and minima of one function. They work in small groups to solve one optimization problem. Steps for solving are listed on the page.

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#### Basic Calculus: Extrema, and Optimization: Putting it all Together

In this extrema and optimization worksheet, students identify all points in the domain and determine the critical points. They compute the second derivative and find the global maxima and minima. This two-page worksheet contains two...

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#### Applications of Derivatives: Finding Maxima and Minima

In this derivatives worksheet, students complete a function chart by telling the type of function, the derivative, and making an illustration of the concept. They find the intervals at which a given function is increasing or decreasing....

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#### Quadratic Functions

Inquiry-based learning and investigations form the basis of a deep understanding of quadratic functions in aÂ very thorough unit plan. Â Learners developÂ recursive and closed methods for representing real-life situations, then apply these...

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#### Polynomial, Rational, and Radical Relationships

This assessment pair goes way beyond simple graphing, factoring and solving polynomial equations, really forcing learners to investigate the math ideas behind the calculations. Short and to-the-point questions build on one another,...

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#### Optimization - Calculus

Get the maximum possible benefit from an optimal video. Scholars first review how to find critical points and how to test for local and global maxima and minima. They then apply these skills to a geometric optimization problem.

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#### Graphing with Calculus

In a problem where you are not given the original function, but rather only three known points on the graph and a few additional pieces of information about when the first and second derivatives are positive or negative, Sal shows how...

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#### Extreme Values

Students sketch a picture of what appears on a computer screen. Locate the extreme points on the pictures and label them as maxima or minima. Use the definitions of maxima and minima to explain how you identified the points indicated, if...

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#### Worksheet 19 - Topographical Maps

For this map worksheet, students use information from given topical maps and locate the maxima and solve one dimensional wave equations. This two-page worksheet contains four problems.

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#### The Spider and the Fly

Students investigate maxima and minima by finding the shortest distance. In this calculus lesson, students calculate the shortestÂ distance a bug travels to get to the other side of the tv. They analyze their findings discussing minimum...

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#### Quadratic Functions - Max and Min

Students identify the maxima and minima of quadratic functions. After a teacher explanation and demonstration of quadratic functions, students solve quadratic equations and graph the solution to find the maxima and minima of each...

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#### Absolute Maximum and Minimum

Students calculate the maximum and minimum of each function. In this algebra instructional activity, students collect and graph data to analyze it. They differentiate between the absolute max and min and the maxima and minima of each...

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#### Applications of Derivatives: Concavity and Optimization

In this derivatives worksheet, students sketch the graph of a function by determining the local maxima, minima and inflection points. They graph a second function when given the interval. Students solve two word problems involving...

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#### Finding Roots and Newton's Method

In this roots worksheet, students identify the local maxima and minima for a function. Students find the roots of the function using roots and Newton's Method of approximation. This three-page worksheet contains examples, explanations...