Translating Verbal Descriptions Into Equations With Derivatives


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Fundamentally, what do derivatives measure?

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1. What does a negative derivative indicate?

2. What does a positive derivative indicate?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This combination of a quiz and worksheet is designed to gauge how well you understand the idea of an equation containing a derivative. The questions will give you an example of a derivative and ask for a description, as well as quiz you on how to find a derivative.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test your ability to use derivatives in calculus and real-world scenarios, including:

  • Derivatives
  • Negative and positive derivatives
  • Finding derivatives in a formula
  • Applying derivatives to the real world

Skills Practiced

With this worksheet and quiz, you will be practicing the following:

  • Problem solving - use your knowledge of calculus formulas to find derivatives
  • Critical thinking - apply calculus concepts to the real world
  • Information recall - remember and reuse previous information about calculus
  • Knowledge application - utilize your math skills to solve calculus problems

Additional Learning

To learn more about examples of derivatives, use the lesson titled Translating Verbal Descriptions Into Equations With Derivatives. This lesson tackles the following objectives:

  • Review the concept of a derivative
  • Use calculus to find derivatives
  • Translate a derivative into words
  • Change the word problem into a mathematical equation