Calculus Questions: Beyonce, Mad Libs and Haunted Houses
I've been keeping a running list of the questions I wrote this semester that made me the happiest. I thought maybe someone would enjoy seeing and/or using them. Right now, there are questions on modeling growth with exponential functions, derivatives and rates of change, limits and continuity. A few highlights:
a question about Beyonce's album releases,
one on a trip to a haunted house that you now regret, and
two questions in the style of mad libs.
I haven't officially taken a survey, but my money's on Beyonce's question being the most popular of these with our calc students this semester!
You can look at the questions below! Here's a pdf and tex if you decide you'd like to use any of them.
If you enjoyed these, I have some more things I've written while teaching:
An example of exponential modeling with ice cream
A worksheet on practicing separation of variables with net worth and dangerous ice fishing trips
An activity applying integration to studying how (un)fairly wealth is distributed