The First and Second Derivative Tests

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Objective

SWBAT identify and classify extrema using the first and second derivative tests.

Big Idea

Our prior work with multiple derivatives is paying off; today students will develop the 2nd derivative test on their own.

Video Narrative - Lesson Overview

Warm-up and Homework Review

25 minutes
Lesson Plan, The First and Second Derivative Tests, Warm-up and Homework Review.pdf page 1

Setting the Stage

3 minutes
Lesson Plan, The First and Second Derivative Tests, Setting the Stage.pdf page 1

Investigation

89 minutes
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Closure + Homework

3 minutes
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