Last year I taught calculus for the first time. I quickly found that my students loved anything I could turn into a game. I found this activity on Maria Anderson’s Teaching College Math blog. I adapted it for use with my smart board. Given an expression, students had to move it under the correct approach:

Only Product Rule Only Quotient Rule Only Chain Rule

Product Rule plus (what?) Quotient Rule plus (what?) Chain Rule plus (what?)

Here is the pdf that Maria provided

and here is a link to the the smart notebook that I turned it into.

Derivative Game

Thanks to Maria for this and all the other ideas she has provided. She has consolidated her blogs, including teaching College Math, into this one: Maria’s consolidated blog Click the Mathematics button on her page if you want to see more.

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