Differential Equations Teacher Resources
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Logistic Growth, Differential Equations, Slope Fields
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.
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Biological Models with Differential Equations
Explore differential equations by using models representing growth and decline. Using calculus, learners will investigate exponential and logistic growth in the context of several models representing the growth or decline of a population. Most of the models have a closed-form solutions.
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Approxiamte Solutions to Differential Equations-Slope Fields (graphical) and Euler's Method (numeric)
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.
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The Spread of Disease with Differential Equations
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.
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In this differential equations activity, students 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.
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Using Slope Fields
Twelfth graders investigate slope fields. In this Calculus lesson plan, 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 plan.
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Students investigate differential equations and slope fields. In this differential equations and slope fields lesson plan, 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.
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Linear Systems: Applications of Linear Algebra to Differential Equations
In this differential equations worksheet, students solve systems of simultaneous differential equations using linear algebra. This six-page worksheet contains approximately six problems, with explanations and examples.
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Solving Differential Equations via the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
Students use their TI-89 calculator to compute derivatives and anti-derivatives. In this differential equation activity, students follow detailed directions to complete one table of derivative/anti-derivative values. They compute the anti-derivative of one equation and find the derivative of one equations.
11th - 12th Math 3 Views 13 Downloads
A Simple Model for Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide
In this atmospheric carbon dioxide worksheet, students use two diagrams to solve 6 problems about atmospheric carbon dioxide. One diagram shows the Keeling Curve and the other shows sources of carbon and the natural and anthropogenic flux. Students find sources and sinks of carbon dioxide, they write a differential equation describing the change in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and they use the Keeling Curve to compare it to their equation for the rate of change.
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Recovering a Function from its Derivative: A Graphical Approach
Young scholars 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.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 3 Downloads
Slope Fields and Euler's Method for AP Calculus
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.
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Variational Calculus 3
In this methods of applied mathematics worksheet, learners 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.
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It's Outta Here
Students use differential equations to determine the distance of a hit baseball. In this using differential equations to determine the distance of a hit baseball lesson, students find the velocity and angle of a ball hit by a batter. Students use differential equations to determine the distance the ball travels.
11th - 12th Math 3 Views 7 Downloads
In this integrals worksheet, students solve and complete 22 various types of problems. First, they evaluate each of the listed integrals by using substitution. Then, students solve each of the given differential equations when given the values for each variable.
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