The Chain Rule

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Objective

SWBAT compute derivatives algebraically involving the chain rule.

Big Idea

Something is missing. The derivative of (5x+1)^3 is not 3(5x+1)^2. With strategically chosen examples, students discover the Chain Rule.

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Setting the Stage

40 minutes
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Investigation

47 minutes
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Closure + Homework

3 minutes
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