Optimize This! (Part 1 of 3)

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Objective

SWBAT use derivatives to model and solve basic optimization problems.

Big Idea

Why all this work with finding extrema? Today students apply derivatives to modeling and solving optimization problems.

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Warm-up and Homework Review

20 minutes
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Setting the Stage

15 minutes
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Investigation

80 minutes
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