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Twelfth graders explore differential equations.  In this calculus lesson, 12th graders explore Euler’s Methods of solving differential equations.  Students use the symbolic capacity of the TI-89 to compare Euler’s Method of numeric solutions to a graphical solution. 
In this differential equation learning exercise, students solve differential equations and graph solutions. This two-page learning exercise contains 8 multi-step problems.
Twelfth graders solve problems using differential equations.  In this Calculus lesson, 12th graders analyze data regarding the spread of a flu virus.  Students use the symbolic capacity of the TI-89 to develop a model and analyze the spread of the disease. 
In this differential equations learning exercise, students solve systems of simultaneous differential equations using linear algebra. This six-page learning exercise contains approximately six problems, with explanations and examples.
Twelfth graders investigate differential equations.  In this calculus lesson, 12th graders are presented with a step-by-step illustrated review of the process used in solving differential equations and an application problem.  Students solve differential equations and application of differential equations. 
Students identify and familiarize themself with the features and capabilities of the TI-92 Plus calculator. They also find symbolic solutions of differential equations and general solutions or to find particular solutions of initial-value and boundary-value problems. Finally, students use TRACE to find numerical values for this phase-plane graph.
Twelfth graders investigate slope fields.  In this Calculus lesson, 12th graders identify whether a slope field appropriately reflects a differential equation by matching.  TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus and appropriate programs are required to complete the lesson. 
Students investigate differential equations and slope fields.  In this differential equations and slope fields instructional activity, students determine how much time can pass before a cup of coffee is safe to drink.  Students use a differential equation to solve the problem algebraically.  Students create a slope field to represent the time at which it is safe to drink the coffee.
Investigate differential equations with your class. They use the TI-89 to explore differential equations analytically, graphically, and numerically as the examine the relationships between each of the three approaches.
Students follow detailed instructions for using their TI-86 graphing calculator to find solutions to differential equations. In this lesson, students learn to use their graphing calculator to solve 12 differential equations.
Twelfth graders investigate slope fields and Euler’s Method.  In this calculus lesson, 12th graders explore the steps for programming slope fields on the TI-83 and Euler’s method for achieving a numerical solution to differential equations.   
In this methods of applied mathematics activity, 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.
In this calculus worksheet, students integrate various functions, find the sum of a series, and solve differential equations. There are 16 questions including multiple choice and free response.
Learners calculate the length of time to cool a hot drink. In this data analysis and differential equations lesson, students use a TI-89 or TI-92 calculator to find the length of time for a hot drink to cool to room temperature. Readings are taken regularly and a scatter plot of data is graphed.
In this linear differential equations worksheet, learners solve 5 various types of problems that relate to first order linear differential equations. First, they find the general solution of the differential equation given in numbers 1 and 2. Then, students find the general solution to the differential equation by converting it into a separable differential equation using the substitution method.
In this differential equations worksheet, learners solve and complete 3 different parts of a problem. First, they sketch a slope field for the given differential equation on the axes provided. Then, students write an equation for the line tangent to the graph of a given point.
In this differential worksheet, students read a word problem and write a differential equation and solve it. They draw the slope field for given problems. This two-page worksheet contains 9 multi-step problems.
In this differential equations worksheet, students solve and complete 3 sets of various problems. First, they solve each of the differential equations. Then, students use the given information to evaluate the constant of integration. They also solve the equations for a variable as a function.
In this differential equations activity, learners identify the slope and describe all points on the plane for the positive slope. This one-page activity contains three problems.
Twelfth graders explore differential equations.  In this calculus lesson, 12th graders solve differential equations graphically, numerically and analytically.