To provide students with an interactive applet to visualize the relationships between the characteristics of the graph (increasing, decreasing, concave up, concave down) and the characteristics of its derivatives. Students can follow all instructions to construct their graphs. In addition, students can practice their understanding of this material by clicking on the question marks in the table at the bottom of this site.
The major learning goals are:
- Learn the concept of relative maximum, relative minimum and inflection in a function f(x).
- Identify the characteristics of the derivative of a given function.