Section 3.3 - First Derivative Test

Section 3.3 - First Derivative Test

Author: Aaron Smith

- Determine intervals on which a function is increasing or decreasing.
- Apply the First Derivative Test to find relative extrema of a function.

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Section 3.3 - First Derivative Test (Instructions)

1) *Optional* Print a copy of the lesson notes found at the bottom of the page. (You can also just take
notes on notebook paper, but if you print you won't have to draw all the graphs yourself)

2) View the Lesson Video and take notes. Write down any questions you have.
Complete the practice problem at the end of the video and check your work.

3) Answer the quiz questions on the top right corner, and SUBMIT. You have to get at least 3 correct.

4) Post any questions you still have rolling around in your brain at the bottom of the tutorial where it says
"Ask a Question". Respond to any of your classmates questions if you know the answer!

5) In class: Complete problems page 186, #3-13 odd, 17-29 odd

Section 3.3 - First Derivative Test

Section 3.3 - Blank Notes to Print

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