The Difference Quotient, Form 2

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Objective

SWBAT evaluate and interpret the x→h form of the difference quotient algebraically and graphically.

Big Idea

A variation on yesterday’s difference quotient provides a more useful way to find slopes of tangents and compute derivatives algebraically.

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Warm-up and Homework Review

25 minutes
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Setting the Stage

5 minutes
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Investigation

25 minutes
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Closure + Homework

5 minutes
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