AP Test Prep

Calculus AB/BC - Determining Intervals on Which a Function is Increasing or Decreasing

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Going up? Wait, it might be going down! Learners watch a video to see how to use the derivative and critical points to find where a function is either increasing or decreasing. Individuals use the rate of change to solve real-world problems and then practice finding intervals of increase and decrease given the equation of the function.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Review finding the critical points of a function
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils must know how to determine the derivative of functions
  • Installment three in a 14-part Analytical Applications series
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Instructs individuals to pause the video to write down important information
  • Contains answer keys for all practice problems
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