Introducing the Power Rule

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Objective

SWBAT graph and describe verbally the relationships among the original function, first, and second derivatives; SWBAT differentiate polynomials using the power rule.

Big Idea

I am SICK of using the difference quotient! Through strategically chosen functions, students form conjectures about the Power Rule.

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Warm-up and Homework Review

25 minutes
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Setting the Stage

10 minutes
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Investigation

24 minutes
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Closure + Homework

1 minutes
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