Lesson Plan: Interpreting Graphs of Derivatives | Nagwa Lesson Plan: Interpreting Graphs of Derivatives | Nagwa

Lesson Plan: Interpreting Graphs of Derivatives Mathematics

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to connect a function to the graphs of its first and second derivatives.

Objectives

Students will be able to

  • use a graph of a function to describe the behavior of the first derivative and second derivative of the function at different points along the graph,
  • describe the gradient, local extrema, and convexity of the graph of a function using the graph of the first or second derivative of the function.

Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

  • the concepts of increasing and decreasing segments of a function, local maxima and minima, and convexity.

Exclusions

Students will not cover

  • performing calculations with functions in order to describe the gradient, local extrema, or convexity of the function.

Download the Nagwa Classes App

Attend sessions, chat with your teacher and class, and access class-specific questions. Download the Nagwa Classes app today!

Nagwa uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more about our Privacy Policy