I began the class today by telling the students that I would be doing a lesson today on finding the slope of the tangent using first principles. I then gave the students a handout titled “MCV4U – Derivatives from First Principles”. I told the students that there were some things from the handout I would just be going over and that they would not have to fill anything in (I suggested they highlight important concepts). For the examples that required students to fill things in, I put it up on the digital projector and then went over it with the students. Once we finished the lesson, I then told the students to work on the homework I assigned for today (Worksheet #2 – circled in red and also #1 to 3 from the MCR3U review – also circled in red). Students are encouraged to email me if they have any questions from the homework ahead of time (abawa@).
Below you will find a copies of the handouts/worksheets that were distributed/assigned in today’s class.
MCV4U – Derivatives from First Principles (filled-in) (I put up the answers to the handout using the black board and the digital projector and then we went over them.)
First Principles, Evaluating Functions & Pascal’s Triangle Worksheet (The students are to complete #2 from first principles and #1 to 3 from the MCR3U review.)
Pascal’s Triangle Review (This is a note that I posted on Feb 9 to help the students review expanding binomials using Pascal’s Triangle. This should help with today’s homework.)