The Difference Quotient, Form 1

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Objective

SWBAT interpret the difference quotient graphically and use the Difference Quotient to compute basic derivatives of polynomials algebraically.

Big Idea

We have built the foundation. Students are now ready to understand the Difference Quotient both graphically and algebraically.

Video Narrative - Lesson Overview

Setting the Stage

3 minutes
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Investigation

30 minutes
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Closure + Homework

2 minutes
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