Using the Difference Quotient

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Objective

SWBAT use the difference quotient to compute derivatives of polynomials algebraically and to find the slope of the tangent line at a point.

Big Idea

Students practice using the difference quotient algebraically and assess the correctness of their results graphically.

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Investigation

27 minutes
Lesson Plan, Using the Difference Quotient, Investigation.pdf page 1

Closure + Homework

3 minutes
Lesson Plan, Using the Difference Quotient, Closure + Homework.pdf page 1