Lesson Plan: The Product Rule | Nagwa Lesson Plan: The Product Rule | Nagwa

# Lesson Plan: The Product Rule Mathematics

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to find the derivative of a function using the product rule.

#### Objectives

Students will be able to

• understand the concepts behind the derivation of the product rule (although recalling the derivation is not required),
• use the product rule of differentiation to find the derivative, , where is a product of two functions,
• use the product rule of differentiation to evaluate the derivative of a function at a point, , where is a product of two functions,
• understand how to generalize the product rule to find the derivative of the product of three (or more) functions.

#### Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

• the power rule of differentiation.

#### Exclusions

Students will not cover

• applying the product rule to quotients,
• deriving the quotient rule by modifying the product rule,
• the chain rule of differentiation.