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Ch 33: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Basis of Calculus

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7 Lessons in Chapter 33: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Basis of Calculus
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What is Calculus? - Definition & History

1. What is Calculus? - Definition & History

In this lesson, you're going to learn about some of the history of calculus: who discovered it, and the three major stages with which it developed through time.

Slopes and Tangents on a Graph

2. Slopes and Tangents on a Graph

Hit the slopes and learn how the steepness of a line is calculated. Calculate the slopes between points and draw the tangents of curves on graphs in this lesson.

Understanding Limits: Using Notation

3. Understanding Limits: Using Notation

Join me on a road trip as we define the mathematical notation of limits. As time goes by and I traverse hills and highways, the limit of my speed changes. Learn how to write these limits in this lesson.

Using a Graph to Define Limits

4. Using a Graph to Define Limits

My mom always said I tested the limits of her patience. Use graphs to learn about limits in math. You won't get grounded as we approach limits in this lesson.

Slopes and Rate of Change

5. 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.

Solving Min-Max Problems Using Derivatives

6. Solving Min-Max Problems Using Derivatives

Max and min problems show up in our daily lives extremely often. In this lesson, we will look at how to use derivatives to find maxima and minima of functions, and in the process solve problems involving maxima and minima.

Understanding Concavity and Inflection Points with Differentiation

7. Understanding Concavity and Inflection Points with Differentiation

Put a little more meaning behind those cups and frowns. In this lesson, use the second derivative of a function to determine if it is concave up or concave down.

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