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Graphical Derivatives

Activity Overview

Students will examine several graphs containing two functions and determine which graph is the function and which graph is the derivative.

Before the Activity

Download the teacher file and TI-Nspire document file.

During the Activity

Have students explain, using words such as decreasing and increasing, to the class how they determined whether each graph is a function or a derivative function.

After the Activity

Have students record general relationships between functions and their derivatives.