# Ch 7: Calculating Derivatives: Calculus Lesson Plans

The Calculating Derivatives chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the students in your classroom about derivative rules, chain rules and more. 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 Calculating 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 Using Limits to Calculate the Derivative;
The Linear Properties of a Derivative;
Calculating Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions
Calculating constant and not-so-constant velocity;
A look at constant and distributive type rules;
An exploration of this process
Tuesday Calculating Derivatives of Polynomial Equations;
Calculating Derivatives of Exponential Equations;
Using the Chain Rule to Differentiate Complex Functions
The basic rules of this process;
A look at derivatives of exponentials;
Discovering when to use the chain rule
Wednesday Differentiating Factored Polynomials: Product Rule and Expansion;
When to Use the Quotient Rule for Differentiation;
Understanding Higher Order Derivatives Using Graphs
Two methods of differentiating;
The importance of knowing when to use the quotient rule and when not to use it;
A look at acceleration and the rate of change
Thursday Calculating Higher Order Derivatives;
How to Find Derivatives of Implicit Functions
The process of calculating the third and fourth derivatives;
A list of the necessary steps
Friday How to Calculate Derivatives of Inverse Trigonometric Functions;
Applying the Rules of Differentiation to Calculate Derivatives
The basic rules for solving trigonometric problems;
The most common rules for solving derivatives

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

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