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Exploring derivatives using lists

Published on 10/28/2005

Activity Overview

This lesson will discover the power rule, and find the formula's for such functions as ln(x),e^x, etc. It uses lists and regression formula's.

Before the Activity

The class must have previous discussions on average rate of change, and instantaneous rate of change. They may have found some derivatives using the definition of derivative, or this lesson can go before that for discovery purposes.

During the Activity

Students will be exploring derivatives using lists

After the Activity

After the general rules for differentiation are covered students may reflect back to the lesson.