This activity explores the characteristics of the graphs of quadratic, cubic, and quartic functions. The graphing calculator will be used to generate graphs and derivatives of these functions.
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.
Be able to identify characteristics of the graphs of quadratic, cubic, and quartic functions through the use of derivative tests.
After the Activity
Review student results
As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
Re-teach concepts as necessary