A nerd inspired version of "spin the bottle" to review calculus! I divide the class into 7-10 person groups. Armed with whiteboards (paper would work just as well), students form their desks into a circle with one empty desk in the middle. The empty desk contains 3 "Love Cards" and a calculator, buttons down (on which it can spin surprisingly well). Students draw a card to determine who will be competing for a heart point by spinning the calc! Competitions range from "Romantic Rivals", a 2 person face off, to a "Love Triangle", 3 person face off to "Just Friends", a 4 person friendly competition. The students not chosen for the competition are always engaged in the game though! They can answer the question correctly and "steal someone's heart". A student from the circle asks a question from the question book provided and acts as the judge for the answers that come in. An answer key is also provided at the back of the question book.
A detailed game rules page, scoring sheet, 38 problem question book and answer key are provided! Topics covered include:
- Derivative Rules (power, product, quotient, chain, trig, implicit, e, ln)
- Integrals (u-substitution, trig, e)
Very fun, hilarious theme, and a different way to mix it up and review in calculus!