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Extrema Using Derivatives

Published on 09/12/2011

Activity Overview

Students learn how to find and label extrema using first and second derivatives, be able to inspect a graph and determine which extrema the function has, and be able to use Trace, fMin, and fMax to verify the computed answers and find critical values for parametric functions.

Key Steps

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    Students learn how to find and label extrema using first and second derivatives. Students will inspect a graph and identify any extrema.

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    Then, students will use Trace, fMin, and fMax to verify the computed answers and find critical values for parametric functions.