# Ch 8: Applications of Derivatives - AP Calculus: Homeschool Curriculum

The Applications of Derivatives unit of this AP Calculus Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about general functions and well-known equations. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

## Who's it for?

This Applications of Derivatives unit of our AP Calculus Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about general functions and well-known equations. There is no faster or easier way to learn about applications of derivatives. Among those who would benefit are:

• Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about estimating function values, using Newton's method and optimizing complex systems.
• Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
• Homeschool parents who need a calculus curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
• Gifted students and students with learning differences.

## How it works:

• Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
• Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
• Short quizzes and the Applications of Derivatives unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

## Applications of Derivatives Unit Objectives:

• Explain and apply Newton's method.
• Find the root of an equation.
• Explain the linearization of a function.
• Explore optimization and differentiation.

7 Lessons in Chapter 8: Applications of Derivatives - AP Calculus: Homeschool Curriculum
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