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ERIC Number: EJ1013195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Derivative, Maxima and Minima in a Graphical Context
Rivera-Figueroa, Antonio; Ponce-Campuzano, Juan Carlos
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v44 n2 p284-299 2013
A deeper learning of the properties and applications of the derivative for the study of functions may be achieved when teachers present lessons within a highly graphic context, linking the geometric illustrations to formal proofs. Each concept is better understood and more easily retained when it is presented and explained visually using graphs. In this article, we explore the conditions of necessity or sufficiency of the criteria for determining the maxima and minima of a function. The implications for the teaching of derivatives and functions in undergraduate courses are discussed in light of our analysis of textbooks. (Contains 12 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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