These 20 problems are great to use with your calculus students within the first few days of the school year. Reviews everything from asymptotes to domain and range, logs to sine and cosine. Worked in are calculus ideas such as average rate of change vs instantaneous rate of change, all while ensuring that they know how to use their graphing calculator to assist in their analysis.
The circuit format allows your students to work semi-independently since they hunt for their answer to advance in the circuit. (Hence no answer key is included; the teacher must work the circuit in advance -- it is all the prep you need!) My students love this format! They lean over effortlessly and help each other, and they do not get up when the bell rings! It has helped me move away from complete direct instruction to facilitating more. Once you try a circuit, you and your students will be hooked!
Can be easily made into task cads or a scavenger hunt. But, what I like about the circuit format is that the circuit is progressive (gets harder as you go) and the students have a hard copy of their work all in one place that they can use to study from later.
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