Functions and Derivatives

Use the accompanying worksheet to discover the links between a function and its derivatives. You will discover how the dervivative of a function is linked to its slope. You will also see the link between the turning points of the function and its first and second derivatives. This should enable you to find the local maximum and minimum points of a function, as well as solving problems based on maximum and minimum values.
Follow the instructions on the worksheet and answer the questions for each section using this applet.