After my students used the definition of a derivative to find the derivatives of polynomial functions, and after I had taught them to use the slope of the secant line as an approximation of the derivative of a function near a point, I used this worksheet to move them to the next step of using the power rule.
I use this activity within cooperative groups, and I circulate to make sure they are getting the purpose of the questions.
The file includes spiral review problems.
This worksheet is intended for students to show their work on a separate sheet of paper.
Please download the pdf preview file first, so you can see exactly what's included; the product file is a word document, which you may personalize for your students.