Tag Archives: derivative

Calculus – Find the Equation of the Tangent Line at (1,3)

By | October 27, 2016

Find the Equation of the Tangent Line at (1,3) In this tutorial students learn how to find the equation of the tangent line given the point of tangency. The students then verify the solution using the GRAPH, WINDOW, CALC, dy/dx and TRACE features of the TI-84C. 1) If only the x value is given we should… Read More »

Calculus – Find the Derivative using the Chain Rule and Power Rule

By | October 26, 2016

Find the Derivative using the Chain Rule and Power Rule In this tutorial students learn how to evaluate the derivative of an explicit function.  The students will use the chain rule and power rule to accomplish this task. Power Rule Explicit Function Derivative Graphing Tool Click the link below to see the functions on an interactive online… Read More »

Calculus – Find the Derivative using the Chain Rule and Quotient Rule

By | October 25, 2016

Find the Derivative using the Chain Rule and Quotient Rule In this tutorial students learn how to evaluate the derivative of a function.  The students will use the chain rule, power rule and quotient rule. Power Rule Quotient Rule Chain Rule The students are going to find the derivative of the following function. Virginia Standards of… Read More »

Calculus – Derivative Rules Playlist

By | October 24, 2016

Derivative Rules Playlist Everyone loves a shortcut.  In previous tutorials you learned how to use the difference quotient.  Using the difference quotient is like learning how a machine works.  It can be time consuming, tedious, detailed and many times frustrating.  The derivative rules ease those concerns and help you to get to the solution quicker. Click… Read More »

Calculus – Quotient Rule Derivative Shortcut

By | October 23, 2016

Quotient Rule In this tutorial students learn how to use the quotient rule derivative shortcut to evaluate the derivative of a function.

Calculus – Product Rule Derivative Shortcut

By | October 22, 2016

Product Rule In this tutorial students learn how to use the product rule derivative shortcut to evaluate the derivative of a function.

Calculus – Power Rule Derivative Shortcut

By | October 21, 2016

Power Rule In this tutorial students learn how to use the power rule derivative shortcut to evaluate the derivative of a function.

Calculus – Constant Multiple Rule Derivative Shortcut

By | October 19, 2016

Constant Multiple Rule In this tutorial students learn how to use the constant multiple rule to evaluate the derivative of a function.

Calculus – Constant Rule Derivative Shortcut

By | October 18, 2016

Constant Rule In this tutorial students learn how to use the constant rule to evaluate the derivative of a function.

Calculus – Difference Quotient on a Reciprocal Function

By | October 15, 2016

Difference Quotient on a Reciprocal Function In this tutorial students learn how to use the difference quotient. Once the derivative is found the students will then write the equation of the tangent line. Finally the students will verify the results with the TI-84 Plus C graphing calculator.