Ch 29: NES Math: Applications of Derivatives

About This Chapter

Use these lessons to learn uses for derivatives, including optimizing different types of systems. Our lessons, quizzes and other study tools will help you prepare for questions on of the NES Math exam.

NES Math: Applications of Derivatives - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter's lessons to learn about the applications of derivatives in calculus as you prepare for the NES Math exam. Our videos cover concepts including:

  • Differentiation and optimization
  • Optimizing simple systems
  • Solving complex systems with optimization

Each lesson has a corresponding quiz you can use to test your knowledge, and you can print it out for offline study. A written transcript of the lesson highlights important concepts and lets you read along with the instructor.

NES Math: Applications of Derivatives Chapter Objectives

Several states use the NES Math exam to assess the knowledge of candidates for certification to teach math at the secondary school level. The exam's questions, all multiple choice, are divided into five content domains. Questions on the topics this chapter covers are in the Trigonometry and Calculus content domain, which makes up 19% of the exam's score.

Our lesson quizzes and chapter test also consist of multiple-choice questions, so taking them will show you the format you'll encounter on the NES exam. You'll also be able to evaluate your learning and see what areas might need more study.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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