2.2 Basic Derivative Rules
This is the second lesson in the Derivatives Unit. The lesson contains Guided Notes, homework, SmartBoard lesson, and all solutions. Don’t forget the added bonus of a math joke embedded into the Smartboard lesson ☺! You may have also opted to purchase the video lesson to the notes.
In this lesson students will be taught six different rules to find a derivative – Constant Rule, Linear Rule, Power Rule, Constant Multiple Rule, and Sum and Difference Rules. Students will also determine how to find a derivative with radical and rational functions using the Power Rule. Finally, students will understand how some functions may need to be rewritten before taking a derivative. Before beginning this lesson, I ask my students if they determined any rules after completing the definition of a derivative. I tell them that they may have learned some “tricks” but there are rules for finding a derivative of any function.
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