Give your students engaging practice with the circuit format! These 16 problems feature all of the traditional applications of the derivative from tangent line approximation to related rates to particle motion to optimization and more! (L'Hôpital's Rule too!). No calculator is needed for this circuit -- and calculus should be used to not only arrive at answers but also to explain, confirm, and / or to justify answers. In order to advance in the circuit, students must hunt for their answer and when they find it, that becomes the next problem to work. My students ask great questions as they engage with the mathematics and each other en route through the circuit.
Circuits can be used as guided notes, homework, test review, a cooperative activity, and can even be turned into a scavenger hunt.
There is no answer key included since the answers are part of the circuit. All the teacher needs to do is work the circuit ahead of the students to understand the flow of the path.
My colleagues and I thoroughly check our circuits, but if you ever find a mistake (or even if you get stuck) -- please don't hesitate to get in touch! firstname.lastname@example.org