A problem I like to give students to solve shortly after introducing the derivative is to evaluate $f'(2)$ for $f(x) = x^x$. Of course, this function can be rewritten as $f(x) = e^{x\ln x}$ but in my experience students don't think of this. In fact, students who have seen Calculus before almost universally reach the solution $f'(2) = 4$ which they get from the mistaken idea that $f'(x) = x\cdot x^{x-1} = x^x$. The only students that usually get this problem correct are those that haven't yet learned any of the computational methods and only know the definition.