Education Technology

Finding Extreme Values

Activity Overview

Students will use symbolic algebra and graphing to find the extreme values for a polynomial function.

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:

  • Use the symbolic algebra features of the graphing calculator to find the derivative of a polynomial function.
  • After the Activity

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