Graphing with Accumulation 1

Accumulation 3: Graphing Ideas in Accumulation – Increasing and decreasing Previously, we discussed how to determine features of the graph of a function from the graph of its derivative. This required knowing (memorizing) and understanding facts about the derivative (such as the derivative is negative) and how they related to the graph of the function…

Open or Closed?

About this time of year you find someone, hopefully one of your students, asking, “If I’m finding where a function is increasing, is the interval open or closed?” Do you have an answer? This is a good time to teach some things about definitions and theorems. The place to start is to ask what it…

Far Out!

A monster problem for Halloween. A while ago I suggested you look at  , which using the dominance idea is zero. Of course your students may try graphing or a table. Here’s the graph done by a TI-Nspire CAS. Note the scales. This is not the way to go. Since the function is increasing near the…