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Investigating Derivatives Using TI Technology

Technology: TI-84 Plus Family, TI-Nspire™ Technology
Topic: Content Knowledge
Speakers: Vicki Carter, Tracy Watson

The AP* Calculus course requires students to master the foundational concept of the derivative.

In this webinar, experts serving on the AP* Calculus Development Committee and readers for the AP* Calculus exam will focus on using TI technology – both the TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators and TI-Nspire™ CX technology – to demonstrate how to:

  • Use limits and secant lines to develop the notion of the derivative at a point
  • Investigate the relationship between a function and its derivative using graphs
  • Explore the derivative as a function using graphs
  • Learn how AP type questions involving the derivative might be scored
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