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The DOTI Approach: An Alternative Way of Teaching and Learning the Chain Rule

Author:Steve Anglin Date:November 20,2018 Hits:

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For composite functions f(x) and g(x), the derivative is the chain rule, a chain of deriv-atives on f, then g. Well, a new or alternative way of teaching, learning and thinking of the Chain Rule is as follows: Similar to learning how to multiply/factor two binomials using the FOIL Method, we hereby propose the DOTI (Differentiate “Outside” To “In-side”) approach as a way of best teaching or learning the Chain Rule for taking the derivative of two or more composite functions, f and g, etc. 

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The DOTI Approach: An Alternative Way of Teaching and Learning the Chain Rule
Steve Anglin
Department of Mathematics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
Corresponding author: Steve Anglin, Sc.M., Ph.D.(h.c.), Department of Mathematics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA.
How to cite this paper: Anglin, A. (2018). The DOTI Approach: An Alternative Way of Teaching and Learning the Chain Rule. The Educational Review, USA, 2(11), 555-558.
http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/er.2018.11.005
Full Text: PDF  DOI: 10.26855/er.2018.11.005
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