Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Calvin Says

Calvin Says:

Don’t Forget “+C”
Check Your Endpoints!
Remember Initial Conditions!
Remember the Chain Rule! (Especially with implicit differentiation!)
Remember the Product Rule! (Especially with implicit differentiation!)
The integral of a rate of change is a NET CHANGE!
Critical Points are candidates for Maximums and Minimums
Critical Points occur where the first derivative equals zero OR IS UNDEFINED!
Speed is the ABSOLUTE VALUE of velocity
“Speeding Up” means the velocity and the acceleration have the SAME SIGN!
Derivative = Instantaneous Rate of Change = Slope of the Tangent Line
An Antiderivative is the area between a curve and the x-axis

You have all done a great job this year! I know you're going to do great tomorrow! Thanks for a really fun year...

You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives."
- Clay P. Bedford

I hope I made you curious...