Students investigate the derivative of the cosine function using various features of the graphing calculator.
Before the Activity
See the attached Activity PDF file(s) for detailed instructions for this activity.
During the Activity
Follow the procedures outlined in the activity.
Use the average rate of change feature of the graphing calculator to investigate the derivative of the cosine function.
After the Activity
Review student results
As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
Re-teach concepts as necessary