Welcome back from Spring Break and testing week! 6 weeks of high school left (but who’s counting?)! It really is the sprint to the finish at this point.

So far, we’ve been finding derivatives using the limit definition (the limit as h approaches zero of…). Fortunately for us, though, there are rules that circumvent the need to complete this lengthy process every time we want to find the slope of a tangent line. The goal today was to discover some of those rules based on observing examples and looking for a pattern. The handout is here: 0417 Derivative Rules – Part 1. This needs to be completed by each of you and turned in with your homework tomorrow.

HW (due tomorrow): p. 124 #1-12