This is a vehicle for teaching the following two concepts: Adding/Subtracting Integers and Fractions. It does this through derivatives of polynomials which have the unique property of always subtracting by 1. This creates a baby step to the full concept while giving them real success at Calculus (a subject many feel is only for smart people).
Although designed for re-teaching students who are on their 2nd, or greater, attempt. It certainly can be used for the initial introduction of the ideas.
This is an entire unit of material that can take up to 3 weeks, includes assessments and answer keys.
Arithmatic Through Simple Calculus
by Joseph Moore
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