Circuits are not the only resource I use in my classroom, but I have written over 100 of them so people ask me about them all the time. A calculus colleague who wants to use circuits told me that he gets overwhelmed when he looks at my TpT store. The site is a little hard to navigate, so he gave me the idea to write a blog post about it. What follows are hot links to circuits by topic which shows the the order in which I use them. Click on the link and it will take you directly to the page where you can download the circuit. Once you download the circuit, it is tied to your TpT account (not your computer or your phone) so you will always have it.
Three notes: First, I teach early transcendentals, so if you are interested in a circuit, please read the description on TpT AND work the circuit before you assign it to your students. Second, I know the site name is Teachers pay Teachers, but really you should have your district, school or department reimburse you for these purchases! Finally, if you are interested in a starter set of six calculus circuits, click here.
Before we really dig in:
1. Using Tables FREE! Domain and Range FREE!
2. Precal/Trig Review (No Calculator)
3. Precal/Trig Review (Calculator Active)
4. Limits (More of an Introduction)
5. Limits (analytic — no calculator)
7. Power Rule
NEW: Product and Quotient Rules
8. Product, Quotient, and Chain Rules
NEW: Chain Rule FREE
9. Derivatives of Logs and Exponentials
12. Derivatives of Inverse Trig Functions
15. Find the Original Function
Purchase the Derivatives Bundle!
Applications of the Derivative:
16. Tangent Line Approximation
17. Related Rates
18. What f’ and f” tell you about f
20 Applications of the Derivative (mixed)
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NEW: Position, Velocity, Acceleration
NEW: Derivatives n More (motion) FREE!
21. Riemann Sums
23. U-Substitution (Indefinite Integrals)
24. U-Substitution (Definite Integrals)
26. Integration by Parts and Partial Fractions
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Applications of the Integral:
27. Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
29. Volumes of Revolution FREE!
30. Advanced Volumes
32. Applications of the Integral (mixed)
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End of Semester/Course Circuits (these involve the definite and indefinite integral):
33. Particle Motion
36. Calculus Review FREE!
37. Calculus First Semester Review (AB) FREE!
38. Calculus First Semester Review (BC) FREE!
40. The Last Circuit! FREE!
PURCHASE THE MEGA BUNDLE: Calculus MEGA Bundle
OTHER SITES FOR CIRCUITS
One final note: You can go to any site on TpT and click on the CUSTOM CATEGORIES to select only for calculus or matching activities, e.g.
6 thoughts on “40 Calculus Circuits”
Thank you so much for this–just today I was looking at TpT, trying to figure out which to do first!
You are welcome!
This is GREAT! I have most of your circuits and often wonder what the ideal order for them is. This is a hugely valuable resource!
Thanks, Erica! The new L’Hospital’s rule circuit can be used in the applications of the derivative section, but it has two integrals as the last two questions so I put it with the end of the year stuff. Also, the DE circuit could come before volume (that’s actually when I cover DE) but I put it later in the order. Hope it helps! Make your circuit binder this summer!!
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