This is a fun wrap-around or looping activity that gets the students practicing their math speaking abilities! Teaching academic vocabulary in the math classroom is so important and this activities allows the students to practice their speaking and listening skills for memorizing and practicing the 6 trigonometric derivatives and simple power rules.
Great lesson to follow and check for understanding on the second day of "Derivative Rules" unit.
Introduce as a whole group instruction, then students can compete in smaller groups.
Vocabulary words included in this activity:
instantaneous rate of change
average rate of change
six trig functions: sine, cosine, tangent, cosecant, secant, cotangent.
*Preview doc contains boxes. Actual .pdf will have the variable x.
This is what your students will be saying,
S1 "I have 45 degrees, who has pi over two?"
S2 "I have 90 degrees! Who has 11 pi over six?"
S3 "I have 330 degrees!...