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Curated OER

#### Worksheet 2: Graphs, Functions and Derivatives

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
In this math worksheet, students answer 7 questions having to do with graphing derivatives of functions, rectilinear motion, speed and distance.
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Mathematics Assessment Project

#### Interpreting Distance–Time Graphs

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Pre-algebra protégés critique a graph depicting Tom's trip to the bus stop. They work together to match descriptive cards to distance-time graph cards and data table cards, all of which are provided for you so you can make copies for...
Interactive
Shodor Education Foundation

#### Derivate

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Derive tangent lines through derivatives. Scholars use an app to graph functions and investigate derivatives and tangent lines. The interactive automatically graphs a tangent line at a specified point and can also produce tables of values.
Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

#### Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions: Derivative of sin(x)

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Graphically find the derivative of sin(x). Using the interactive, pupils graph the slope of the tangent line to the sine function. Class members use the resulting graph to determine the derivative of the sine function. They verify their...
Handout
West Contra Costa Unified School District

#### Using Derivatives to Graph Polynomials

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
You can learn to graph as well as a calculator using calculus. The lesson introduces using derivatives to find critical points needed to graph polynomials. Pupils learn to find local maximums and minimums and intervals of increase and...
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

#### Transformations of the Graphs of Logarithmic and Exponential Functions

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Transform your instructional activity on transformations. Scholars investigate transformations, with particular emphasis on translations and dilations of the graphs of logarithmic and exponential functions. As part of this investigation,...
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EngageNY

#### Revisiting the Graphs of the Trigonometric Functions

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Use the graphs of the trigonometric functions to set the stage to inverse functions. The instructional activity reviews the graphs of the basic trigonometric functions and their transformations. Pupils use their knowledge of graphing...
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

#### The Graph of a Linear Equation in Two Variables

For Teachers 8th Standards
Add more points on the graph ... and it still remains a line! The 13th installment in a series of 33 leads the class to the understanding that the graph of linear equation is a line. Pupils find several solutions to a two-variable linear...
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EngageNY

#### Graphs Can Solve Equations Too

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
There are many equations Algebra I students are not ready to solve. Graphing to solve gives them a strategy to use when they are unsure of an algebraic approach to solve the problem. The lesson exposes learners to a wide variety of types...
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EngageNY

#### The Graph of a Linear Equation—Horizontal and Vertical Lines

For Teachers 8th Standards
Graph linear equations in standard form with one coefficient equal to zero. The lesson plan reviews graphing lines in standard form and moves to having y-coefficient zero. Pupils determine the orientation of the line and, through a...
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

#### Graphing the Tangent Function

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Help learners discover the unique characteristics of the tangent function. Working in teams, pupils create tables of values for different intervals of the tangent function. Through teamwork, they discover the periodicity, frequency, and...
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Flipped Math

#### Calculus AB/BC - Defining the Derivative of a Function and Using Derivative Notation

For Students 10th - 12th
Pupils learn how to find the derivative of a function by applying the definition using limits. Learners understand that the derivative provides the slope of the tangent line and use that information to find the equation of the tangent...
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Flipped Math

#### Calculus AB/BC - Estimating Derivatives of a Function at a Point

For Students 10th - 12th
It seems like it should be about three. Pupils learn to get an estimate of the derivative of a function at a point by using the derivative functionality of their graphing calculators. They take that information to determine the equation...
Lesson Plan
Kenan Fellows

#### Using Motion Sensors to Explore Graph Sketching

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Get moving to a better understanding of graphs of derivatives. Using motion sensors, scholars vary their velocities to create graphs of the first derivative of a function. The activity challenges groups to first create a script of the...
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

#### Graphs of Simple Nonlinear Functions

For Teachers 8th Standards
Time to move on to nonlinear functions. Scholars create input/output tables and use these to graph simple nonlinear functions. They calculate rates of change to distinguish between linear and nonlinear functions.
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

#### Graphing the Logarithmic Function

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Teach collaboration and communication skills in addition to graphing logarithmic functions. Scholars in different groups graph different logarithmic functions by hand using provided coordinate points. These graphs provide the basis for...
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

#### Analyzing Graphs—Water Usage During a Typical Day at School

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Connect your pupils to the problem by presenting a situation with which they can identify. Individuals analyze a graph of water use at a school by reasoning and making conclusions about the day. The instructional activity...
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EngageNY

#### Graphs of Exponential Functions and Logarithmic Functions

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Graphing by hand does have its advantages. The 19th installment of a 35-part module prompts pupils to use skills from previous lessons to graph exponential and logarithmic functions. They reflect each function type over a diagonal line...
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EngageNY

#### Two Graphing Stories

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Can you graph your story? Keep your classes interested by challenging them to graph a scenario and interpret the meaning of an intersection. Be sure they paty attention to the detail of a graph, including intercepts, slope,...
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EngageNY

#### Graphing Quadratic Functions from Factored Form

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
How do you graph a quadratic function efficiently? Explore graphing quadratic functions by writing in intercept form with a lesson that makes a strong connection to the symmetry of the graph and its key features before individuals write...
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

#### Exploring the Symmetry in Graphs of Quadratic Functions

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Math is all about finding solutions and connections you didn't expect! Young mathematicians often first discover nonlinear patterns when graphing quadratic functions. The lesson begins with the vocabulary of a quadratic graph and uses...
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

#### The Graph of a Linear Equation in Two Variables Is a Line

For Teachers 8th Standards
Show your class that linear equations produce graphs of lines. The 20th segment in a unit of 33 provides proof that the graph of a two-variable linear equation is a line. Scholars graph linear equations using two points, either from...
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EngageNY

#### Graphing Factored Polynomials

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Young mathematicians graph polynomials using the factored form. As they apply all positive leading coefficients, pupils demonstrate the relationship between the factors and the zeros of the graph.
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EngageNY

#### Graphing the Sine and Cosine Functions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Doing is more effective than watching. Learners use spaghetti to discover the relationship between the unit circle and the graph of the sine and cosine functions. As they measure lengths on the unit circle and transfer them to a...