# Ch 39: CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Rate of Change & Derivatives

### About This Chapter

## CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Rate of Change & Derivatives - Chapter Summary

Our instructors developed these lessons for use by Oklahoma teachers as preparatory for CEOE math testing. The information in the lessons will assist in answering test questions on:

- Understanding velocity and rate of change
- Slopes as related to rate of change
- The formula for finding instantaneous rate of change of a function
- An explanation of the mean value theorem
- The special case mean value theorem known as Rolle's Theorem
- Understanding derivatives
- Graphical representations of derivatives
- The meaning of differentiable

Most of the lessons are short videos in which our subject matter experts have broken this math into understandable segments. There is also a short text lesson, with useful vocabulary words designated in bold type. A quiz at the end of each allows you to assess if you are getting the information, or if you need to watch any part over again.

### 1. Velocity and the Rate of Change

Running from your little sister or just window-shopping, your speed is just a measure of how fast you move, or how your position is changing over time. In this lesson, learn about how velocity is a rate of change.

### 2. Slopes and Rate of Change

If you throw a ball straight up, there will be a point when it stops moving for an instant before coming back down. Consider this as we study the rate of change of human cannonballs in this lesson.

### 3. Finding Instantaneous Rate of Change of a Function: Formula & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about the instantaneous rate of change of a function, or derivative, and how to find one using the concept of limits from Calculus.

### 4. What is the Mean Value Theorem?

Three people set off on a car trip. They all start at the same time and end at the same time. Learn what calculus says about how fast they traveled along the way as you study the Mean Value Theorem in this lesson.

### 5. Rolle's Theorem: A Special Case of the Mean Value Theorem

Super C, the human cannonball, is shot into the air at 35 mph, but his average vertical velocity is zero. In this lesson, you will use Rolle's theorem to explain what this means about Super C's flight.

### 6. Derivatives: The Formal Definition

The derivative defines calculus. In this lesson, learn how the derivative is related to the instantaneous rate of change with Super C, the cannonball man.

### 7. Derivatives: Graphical Representations

Take a graphical look at the definitive element of calculus: the derivative. The slope of a function is the derivative, as you will see in this lesson.

### 8. What It Means To Be 'Differentiable'

Lots of jets can go from zero to 300 mph quickly, but super-jets can do this instantaneously. In this lesson, learn what that means for differentiability.

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### Other Chapters

Other chapters within the OSAT Middle Level/Intermediate Mathematics (CEOE) (125): Practice & Study Guide course

- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Problem Solving Strategies
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Reasoning & Logic
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Mathematical Modeling
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Real Numbers
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Fractions
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Decimals
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Percentages
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Ratios, Rates & Proportions
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Exponents & Exponential Expressions
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Properties of Real Numbers
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Sequences & Series
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Introduction to Algebra
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Introduction to Functions
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Linear Equations
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Linear Inequalities
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Systems of Equations
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Matrices in Linear Algebra
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Quadratic Functions
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Polynomial Functions
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Rational Expressions
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Radical Expressions
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Absolute Value Functions
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Exponential & Logarithmic Equations
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Measurement
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Area & Perimeter
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Surface Area & Volume
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Foundations of Geometry
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Lines & Angles
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Properties of Triangles
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Similar & Congruent Triangle Proofs
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Right Triangle Proofs
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Quadrilaterals & Polygons
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Circles & Arc of a Circle
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Conic Sections
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Coordinate Geometry
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Transformations in Geometry
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Trigonometry
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Limits
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Area Under the Curve & Integrals
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Probability
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Discrete Probability Distributions
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Continuous Probability Distributions
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Overview of Statistics
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Sampling
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Graphs, Charts & Diagrams
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Summarizing Data
- CEOE Middle Level/Intermediate Math: Discrete Mathematics
- OSAT Middle Level/Intermediate Mathematics (CEOE) (125) Flashcards