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Introduction to Calculus

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Don't let your class's heart rates rise as you introduce them to differentiation ... an inquiry-based lesson helps them keep it in check! The second lesson in a three-part series asks learners to analyze the rate of change of different functions. They see the connection between the instantaneous rate of change and differentiation.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use as a unit to introduce your class to derivatives
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects a strong understanding rate of change of linear functions
  • Requires the use of GeoGebra or similar technology
  • Provides a presentation to accompany the lesson
  • Incorporates technology to enhance skills
  • None
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