This week in ap calc we learned more about derivatives. I honestly don’t really understand what a derivative is. I thought I had a good understanding of derivatives however after taking the section 3.1 - 3.3 quiz I have realized I really don’t understand derivatives at all. I have a good understand of how to find the derivative when given the function however, I don’t understand how to the directive when given the graph of the function. I semi understand bits and pieces of it revolving maximums and minimums and zeros but I don’t overall know how to graph the derivative.
This week we also learned about derivative rules and how to find the anti derivative. Overall I understand a majority of the rules however I got very confused when I attempted to do the anti derive worksheet and I could not find the anti derive material in the book to help me. I also don’t understand how to find the slope of the tangent. I know how to plug in the points but then I get confused and don’t know how to finish the problem. I am hoping that now that Golf is finished and I’m actually in class things will start to make sense.