AP CALCULUS STUDENT HANDOUT NAME: DATE: Which procedure and why? Directions: For each function below, discuss in your groups whether there is more than one rule that could be applied when finding the derivative. If more than one rule applies, what is the reasoning for why one rule might be “better” than the other? 1. f (x ) = 2x 3 + 3x x 2. g (x ) = 2x 2 + 3x +1 x +1 3. h( x ) = 2x +1 3x +1 1 © 2016 College Board