Friday, January 10, 2014

Function Behavior Card Match for AP Calculus AB

I love these card matching/sorting activities! The discussions that go on between students as they try to figure things out are amazing! This one has students match up four sets of cards. When they're done, they have 8 sets containing 4 cards each - 1 function graph, 1 derivative graph, 1 function description, and 1 derivative description. It's a great activity to reinforce the vocabulary and basic concepts associated with functions behavior. I like to use it before I introduce the algebraic approach of the First Derivative Test.
Function Behavior Card Sort Activity

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Function Behavior Foldables for AP Calculus AB

We're starting Function Analysis in my AP Calculus AB class.  Here are a few foldables that I came up with to help students keep things straight.  I've included links to the PDF's below.