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Derivatives: Applied Maximums and Minimums

Published on 10/22/2009

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.