1.2 Try to graph the derivative function

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?