# 1.2 Try to graph the derivative function

- Author:
- Sam Waterfield, Marc Renault

- Topic:
- Derivative

## Applet explorations

**1)**Drag the points up and down on the coordinate plane to graph the derivative of the given function – you are given f(x), now plot f’(x).

**2)**How does the previous activity help you with this? Consider again what the derivative function means.

**3)**Are any points of the original function easier to estimate than others? Try starting with these first before filling in the rest.

**4)**Check your answer and refresh the page (or click reset) to change the graph when you are happy with your sketch. How accurate can you get?

**Summarise any key points at the bottom of the page.**

## Applet conclusions

Note any key points from this activity. How can this applet be used to develop our understanding of calculus?