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Calculus 10.1 - Parametric Functions
Here is a high-level, interractive presentation on calculus for your high schoolers. Parametric equations, derivatives, functions, and the Pythagorean Theorem are all part of this fine PowerPoint. Additionally, two interesting photographs of Mark Twain's homes begin the slideshow.
Roller Coaster Robot
Students calculate the area under a curve. In this calculus lesson, students use Riemann sums to find and approximate the area under a curve. They use the derivative and differential equations to solve.
Beginning the Year with Local Linearity
Students investigate an article on local linearity. In this calculus lesson, students read about the application of math in the real world. They gain insight from the teachers view of how to teach and relate the topic to the real world.
Linear and Quadratic Approximations
Students explore a linear, a parabolic, and a log function. In this Algebra II/Pre-calculus lesson students investigate the graph a line, a parabola, and a log function. Students examine the three graphs as they compare and contrast the three in a problem solving context.
Students solve problems using implicit differentiation. In this calculus lesson, students take the derivative to calculate the rate of change. They observe two robots and draw conclusion from the data collected on the two robots.
Students differentiate the volume of a box to find dimensions that yield the largest volume. In this differentiating the volume of a box to find dthe dimensions that yield the largest volume lesson, students make a model of the box they will be differentiating. Students design a box for a doughnut company that has the largest volume given a set size of cardboard. Students use their Ti-89 to differentiate the volume of their box.
Calculus With the TI-89
High schoolers explore and practice the concepts of the limit of a function, approaches of an arbitrary constant and functions of infinity. They investigate the vertical and horizontal asymptotes of a rational function, graphically, numerically and symbolically.
Kinematics and Calculus
Learners study calculus and kinematics by viewing videos. In this vectors lesson students complete several problem sets regarding velocity and acceleration after viewing a video.
An Investigation in Calculus Using the TI-92
Students listen to a lecture about defining a function and testing the area on the TI-92 graphing calculator. In this calculus lesson, students utilize concepts drawn from their lecture notes, along with screen shots from the TI-92 graphing calculator.
Calculus Exploration: Area of Rectangles and Definite Integrals
Pupils calculate area under a curve using Riemann Sums. In this calculus lesson, students investigate the integral through estimation and calculation. They compare their approximate answer to their true answer.
It's shark week! In this problem, young mathematically minded marine biologists need to study the fish population by analyzing data over time. The emphasis is on understanding the average rate of change of the population and drawing conclusions about the behavior of the function.It is a great lesson that foreshadows concepts of rate of change and tangent lines to a specific point on a curve that will be explored in future years.
Applied Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
Students apply the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. In this calculus lesson, students identify the graphical connections between functions and accumulation functions. They use a TI to represent the functions.
Students graph different functions and observe the slope of the tangent line. In this calculus lesson, students identify the slope and critical points on a graph. They use the TI calculator to provide a visual of the graph.
Variational Calculus 3
In this methods of applied mathematics worksheet, students solve 5 various types of problems that relate to variational calculus equations. First, they determine a second order differential equation for the geodesic. Then, students write down Euler Lagrange equations for 2 dependent variables, and then determine a system of first order differential equations describing motion of an object.
Variational Calculus 2
In this methods of applied mathematics instructional activity, students solve 6 different types of problems related to variational calculus. First, they determine the first integrals of the Euler-Lagrange equations corresponding to the optimizations of each functional. Then, they determine the solution to a brachistochrone problem for bead moving between 2 different points and sketch their solution.
Calculus Worksheet: Rate of Change
In this calculus activity, students calculate the rate of change of an equation as it relates to a leaning ladder. There is an answer key to this word problem.
Twenty-Eight Multiple Choice No Calculator AP Calculus AB Problems
In this AP Calculus AB practice exam worksheet, students solve twenty-eight various multiple choice calculus problems without using a calculator.
AP Calculus Practice Exam AB Version-Section1-Part 1
For this calculus practice exam, students select the best answer to 28 multiple choice questions. Questions cover information from the entire year of calculus. A suggested time limit of 55 minutes is included.
Calculus Activity based on "The Simpsons"
In this calculus learning exercise, students are provided with a translation of a scene from the Simpsons in which the teacher solves a calculus problem. Students explain if her solution is correct. The one page learning exercise contains two questions. Answers are not included.
Are You Ready for Calculus?
In this calculus worksheet, students solve a variety of problems. They use trigonometric identities to solve problems, find the ratio of areas inscribed in polygons, solve functions, determine the graphs of functions, solve inequalities, and determine the equation of lines. This three-page worksheet contains 36 multi-step problems.