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Derivatives: Applied Maximums and Minimums

Activity Overview

This activity uses the the first derivative and the second derivative to find maximum and minimum values for applied problems.

Before the Activity

Students should have a background in finding first and second derivatives of a function.

During the Activity

The TI-nSpire file can serve as a teacher directed activity or as a student centered activity.

After the Activity

These practice problems can be optional for student additional practice.