In english, we generally use phrases like "take the derivative", "find the derivative", "evaluate the derivative", but we also use verbs such as "derivate", "derive", "differentiate", etc. What are the common phrases used say it in spanish? Does it vary much from country to country?
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In Spain we use "calcular la derivada" or "obtener la derivada".
An exam question may be something like:
"Calcula la derivada de f(x)" "Deriva f(x)" "Deriva la función f con respecto a x" ...
"Derivar" has the same meaning as "Calcula la derivada" (in a mathematical context).