Give your students engaging practice with the circuit format! This 16-question circuit asks students about increasing / decreasing, max/min, concavity and inflection points based on their analysis of the first and/or second derivatives. Progressive in nature, it includes quite a few polynomials, a trig function, an exponential function, a rational function, a square root function, an exponential function, and a few absolute value composite functions. Product rule and chain rule are needed on some of the problems.
To advance in the circuit, students must hunt and find their answer in the circuit, and then that new problem becomes their next problem.
My students love this format! They help each other effortlessly and do not get up when the bell rings! Can be used as guided practice, independent practice, a scavenger hunt, review... you name it!
I do not include answer keys with my circuits since the answers are embedded in the circuit. The only prep the teacher needs to do is work the circuit in advance of the students.
My colleagues and I throughly check our circuits circuits but should you ever find any mistakes, please let me know!