A small Power Point to help explain where the difference quotient comes from. Finding the slope of a line and pulling one point closer and closer to the other. As you click through the slides a new point appears and a new tangent line is drawn.
All your students have seen it - "Mean Girls." Show the clip of the competition (available online), then give them the quiz. A fun activity for the end of class. The first two questions are basic algebra and the last is a limit question.
A great way to get your students to know each other. Play Bingo by asking each other questions about themselves. Breaks the ice at the beginning of the year and allows students to make connections and feel more comfortable with each other.