Ch 9: Applications of Derivatives: Calculus Lesson Plans

The Applications of Derivatives chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the students in your classroom about topics such as Newton's method, differentiation and optimization. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Applications of Derivatives chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Linearization of Functions;
How to Estimate Function Values Using Linearization
Determine travel times and distances by using the process of linearization;
Using linearization to determine velocity
Tuesday What is Newton's Method?;
How to Use Newton's Method to Find Roots of Equations
An explanation of Newton's Method and linearization;
The steps necessary for solving equations with this method
Wednesday Optimization and Differentiation The five steps for solving optimization problems
Thursday Optimizing Simple Systems A formula for solving optimization problems
Friday Optimizing Complex Systems The rules for solving more complex optimization equations

7 Lessons in Chapter 9: Applications of Derivatives: Calculus Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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