First Derivative: Function & Examples


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The first derivative is a function that gives you what?

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1. Which of the following mathematical concepts is used in finding a derivative?

2. If a function gives you the distance an object has traveled, what will the first derivative give you?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz will test you on the definitions and concepts related to the derivative. It will also ask you to find the first derivative of a given function.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment will test you on the following concepts and definitions:

  • Functions
  • Derivatives of functions
  • Distance
  • Limits and matrices

Skills Practiced

The quiz will help you cover the following information:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related derivatives lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about distance and speed in a different light
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve derivative practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding derivatives
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about derivatives

Additional Learning

Finish the quiz and go over the questions that you missed. Then pick up further nuances and subtleties related to derivatives through our lesson First Derivative: Function & Examples. The partner lesson covers the following:

  • Defining the first derivative
  • Relating the derivative to the real world
  • Finding the first derivative
  • Characterizing the derivative as a limit