Differentiation Posters

I've never been that good at posters. In my defence (and take this for the lame excuse it totally is), my school doesn't give teachers their own room. My year nine and ten classes are in a room that doesn't have any spare space on the walls, my IT Applications class has three different rooms, and my Maths Methods class...

...has a giant wall with not much on it.

I've said to the students many times "we really should put something on that wall", but then haven't done anything about it. Until today! I finally got around to making some posters with some rules from differentiation.

EDIT: And there's a mistake. The derivative of cos is -sin, not sin. Gah! The downloads at the bottom should be fixed, I'll fix the image when I get time.

Poster 1

Poster 2

I know these are black and white and boring. The plan, once I get them printed, is to attack them with coloured markers. In particular, the diagram on the first page needs a lot of work before it makes sense. It's supposed to show the gradient of the line approaching the derivative as the points move closer together.

So, that's one set of posters done, but the room needs a lot more. If you want to ignore my complete lack of artistic sense and make use of them, feel free!

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Shaun used to be maths, IT and ocassional physics teacher at a small P-12 school (primary and secondary) in rural Victoria, Australia. He is currently in the process of starting his career again in the United States.

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