The First Derivative Test

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Objective

SWBAT use the 1st derivative test to classify local extrema and sketch functions.

Big Idea

We have used multiple derivative relationships to identify a function’s extrema graphically. Now, let’s develop an algebraic approach.

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Warm-up and Homework Review

30 minutes
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Setting the Stage

10 minutes
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Investigation

15 minutes
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Closure + Homework

5 minutes
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