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# ASSESSMENT PLAN FOR AP Calculus Taxonomy Level: Knowledge Objectives: Definition of derivative Rules for derivatives (sum and

difference, product, quotient, chain) Rules for derivatives (trig, log, natural log, inverse trig) Higher-order derivatives Implicit differentiation 1 SA (quiz) 3 SA (quiz) 4 MC (test) 10 T/F (quiz) Comprehension Application Analysis Synthesis 1 SA (quiz) Evaluation 1 essay (test) Product based assessment

4 MC (test)

## Product based assessment

5 Matching (test)

1 MC (test) 1 MC (test)

1 essay (test)

QUIZ

(20 points) True/False (1 point each): read the statement and mark whether it is true with a T or false with a F. Unclear answers will be marked incorrect.
1. __F__ If y = (1 - x)
1/ 2 -1 2 then y'= 1 2 (1 - x)

## 2 2. __F__ If y = sin (2x) then y'= 2 sin(2x)cos(2x)

3. __T__ The derivative of tan (tan(x)) equals 1 for all x in the domain
-1

4. __F__ If y = f (x)g(x) then y'= f '(x)g'(x) 5. __T__ If f '(c) = 0 and g'(c) = 0 then h'(c) = 0 when h(x) = f (x)g(x) 6. __T__ f ''(x) represents the rate of change of f '(x) 7. __F__ If f '(x) = g'(x) then f (x) = g(x) 8. __T__ If f (x) = g(x) + c then f '(x) = g'(x)
2 dy 9. __F__ If y = p then

dx = 2p

## 10. __F__ If g(x) = 3 f (x) then g'(x) = 3

Fill-in-the-blank (2 points each): read the statement and then decide which word will fill-in-the-blank.
1. A straight line that cuts a curve into 2 or more points is a _____Secant_____

line. 2. A straight line that touches a curve at a point, but if extended does not cross the curve at that point is a _____Tangent_____ line. 3. __Differentiation__ is the process of finding the derivative of a function.
Fill-in-the-blank grading: There can only be one answer as they are definitions. Spelling is not graded but the teacher must be able to know what the student was trying to get at, each is worth two points.

Short answer (2 points each): answer the following questions in a few sentences.

What is the equation for the definition of the derivative? Explain the meaning. f (x + Dx) - f (x) f '(x) = Dx 0 lim Dx This equation helps you to find the derivative of a function using limits. The process represented by the equation shows that one is taking a secant line of a curve and reducing the distance between the points of intersection until the secant line hits the curve only once and becomes a tangent line at a certain point. Explain what information about a graph you can find from the derivative of the function. From the derivative of a function, one can find when the graph of the function is increasing and when the graph of the function is decreasing. You can do this by finding when the derivative is positive and negative, respectively. Also, from the derivative of a function, you can find the tangent line at any point.
Short answer grading: question 1. One point is given for the correct definition of the derivative. The other point is for the explanation. The explanation must make sense and answer the question, and must include the word tangent line. Question 2. Answer must make sense and answer the question. Must include phrases like increasing, decreasing, positive, negative in the correct manner.

Test (25 points) Multiple choice (1 point each): Read each question and answer by placing the letter corresponding to the correct choice in the blank space. Unclear answers will be marked as incorrect.
1. __D__ Find the derivative of 7x + 4 xy + 2y = 0
2 2

- 4x + 4y 14 x - 4 y 14 x - 4 y b. 4y - 4x 4y - 4x c. 4 y - 14 x - 14 x - 4 y d. 4x + 4y a.
2. __A__ Find f

(3) -1

## 3. __C__ Find the derivative of tan (x)

-1 1+ x2 1 b. 1- x2 1 c. 1+ x2 d. - tan - 2 (x) a.

## a. - 2 tan 2 (2x) b. - 2 tan(2x) c.tan 2 (2x) d.2 sec(2x) tan(2x)

5. __B__ what is the derivative of 4 ln(2 + x )
2

2x 2 + x2 8x b. 2 + x2 2 + x2 c. 8x 2 + x2 d. 2x a.
6. __C__ Find the derivative of (2x - 9x )
3 2 2

a.24 x 5 - 180x 4 + 327 b.24 x 5 - 324 x 3 + 325x 2 c.24 x 5 - 180x 4 + 324 x 3 d.x 5 - 180x 4 + 328 3x 2 + 7x + 15 7. __A__ Find the derivative of 2x 2 - 14 x 2 - 60x a. 4x4 6x + 7 b. 4x 14 x 2 + 60x c. 4x2 6x + 7 d. 4x4

3

## a.10x 4 + 30x 3 b.40x 3 c.10x 3 + 30x 4 d.10x 4

9. __B__ Find the derivative of (2x + x )(5 + x )
2 3

## a.5x 4 + 8x 3 + 10x b.5x 4 + 8x 3 + 10x + 10 c.10x + 2x 4 + 5x 2 + x 5 d.2 + 2x + 3x 2

10. __D__ Find the derivative of (5x + 10)
2 3

## a.30(5x 2 + 10) 2 b.3(5x 2 + 10) 2 c.300x 2 d.30x(5x 2 + 10) 2

Essay (5 points each): answer the following essay questions as fully as possible in a short paragraph. Spelling and mechanics will not be graded. Show that the derivative of sin(x) equals cos(x) with the definition of the derivative, and explain what it means. d sin(x + h) - sin(x) sin(x) = lim h 0 dx h d sin(x)cos(h) + cos(x)sin(h) - sin(x) sin(x) = lim h 0 dx h d sin(x)cos(h) - sin(x) cos(x)sin(h) sin(x) = lim + lim h 0 h 0 dx h h d cos(h) - 1 sin(h) sin(x) = sin(x) lim + cos(x) lim h 0 h 0 dx h h d [cos(h) - 1][cos(h) - 1] sin(h) sin(x) = sin(x) lim + cos(x) lim h 0 h 0 dx h[cos(h) - 1] h d cos 2 (h) - 1 sin(h) sin(x) = sin(x) lim + cos(x) lim h 0 h 0 dx h[cos(h) + 1] h d - sin 2 (h) sin(h) sin(x) = sin(x) lim + cos(x) lim h 0 h 0 dx h[cos(h) + 1] h sin(h) d 1 sin(h) sin(x) = [sin(x) lim- sin(h)]lim lim h 0 cos(h) + 1+ cos(x) lim h h 0 h 0 h 0 h dx 1 d sin(x) = sin(x)(0)(1) + cos(x)(1) 2 dx d sin(x) = cos(x) dx The derivative of a function gives the rate of change of the function. That is, it gives the slope. With cos(x) being the derivative of sin(x), cos(x) is the rate of change of sin(x) or the slope of sin(x).

Explain in a few sentences how to use the chain rule for derivatives. Begin by taking the derivative of the outermost function (this typically means bringing down a power using the general power rule) and leave the inner functions inside the outer function how they were originally. Then, you multiply the new function by the derivative of the inner function. If there is more than one inner function use the chain rule again beginning with the outermost function and moving in.
Rubric for grading essay questions Each question is worth 5 points Question 1. In steps for showing the derivative of sin(x) = cos(x) must have the symbols d/dx and lim throughout the entire equation where necessary, take one point away notation is missing anywhere but only one point no more. Correctly show that sin(x) = cos(x) using the definition of the derivative, worth two points. Explanation is worth two points, must include the phrase rate of change, also must make sense when explaining derivative. Question 2. Explanation is worth three points judged at teachers discretion, must make sense and answer the question. One point for stating inner function and one point for stating outer function.