﻿ Project Maths | Workshop 8 – Functions, calculus and problem-solving
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## Introduction

Workshop 8 focused on functions and introducing differential calculus. Time was also spent discussing problem-solving and the usefulness of developing a classroom culture of problem solving. If you missed workshop 8 or want to go back over some of the activities done on the day, you’ll find videos of the full workshop and all the resources used or references during the workshop below.

## Resources used or referenced in workshop

Teacher resource booklet Limits and continuity Discrete compounding approaching continuous compounding Introduction to calculus Investigating rates of change using filling cylinders Investigating rates of change using a filling cone Investigating rate of change using a filling vase Examining filling flasks and their graphs Using angry birds to introduce calculus Relating the derivative of a function to its slope Discovering the rules for finding the derivative of polynomial functions Relating a cubic function to its derivatives Sketching derivatives Curve sketching the first and second derivatives of six functions Curve sketching the first and second derivatives of any function Graph matching functions and derivatives activity Solutions to graph matching functions and derivatives activity More activities on graph matching derivatives and functions Problem solving as a means and not as an end Using GeoGebra for teaching calculus 