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Implicit Differentiation on the TI-89

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

Students will demonstrate implicit differentiation on 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.

Students will:

  • Be able to do step by step instruction to calculate the derivative of an implicit function.
  • After the Activity

  • Review student results
  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary