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Derivative Analysis

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Associate the verbal language of function behavior with characteristics of the graph of the function.
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Elevator: Height and Velocity

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Introduce ideas related to rectilinear motion.
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Filling the Urn

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Work with linked representations of the related rates of change of volume and height of fluid.
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Higher Order Derivatives (CAS Tool)

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Examine higher order derivatives using TI-Nspire Computer Algebra System (CAS).
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C_Maximums_Minimums_Zeroes_sm

Maximums, Minimums, and Zeroes

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Determine when a function has a maximum or minimum based on the derivative of the function.
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Newton's Method

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Visually see the geometry and calculus behind Newton's Method.
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Optimization

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Students learn how to use the second derivative test to find maxima and minima in word problems and solve optimization in parametric functions.
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Position, Distance, Velocity

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Provide a position function to "drive" the rectilinear (straight line) horizontal motion of an object.
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Relating Rates

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Students are given a situation of water draining out of a cylindrical tank in order to explain the process of solving related rates questions.
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Roller Coaster

Roller Coaster Ride

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Students visualize why the first derivative test works and how it is used to determine local minima and maxima.
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The Classic Box Problem - Calculus

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The Box_Problem_Calculus.tns document takes a classic problem from calculus and uses the dynamic linking capabilities of TI-Nspire to enact the problem in multiple representations: diagramatic, graphic, numeric, geometric, and symbolic. The problem is posed on the title screen shown at the right.
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Xtreme Calculus: Part 1

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Students explore relative maximums and minimums by dragging a tangent line to a curve and making observations about the slope of the tangent line.
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Xtreme Calculus: Part 2

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Students explore distance-time and velocity-time graphs to deepen their understanding of the application of the derivative.
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