Partial Differentiation Teacher Resources
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Partial Derivatives for a Function of Two Variables
In this partial derivatives worksheet, students complete one word problem by finding the (x,y) coordinates of a point when it moves parallel to one axis. When given a function, they find six partial derivatives. Students solve four multivariable derivatives. They prove that partial differentiation can be easier than ordinary differentiation.
NUMB3RS Activity: Up to Speed
Learners explore traffic flow theory. In this secondary mathematics lesson, students investigate a very basic traffic flow model that predicts the location of a single vehicle in a line of tragic. Learners use a spreadsheet to model acceleration, speed, and distance of a moving vehicle.
Is the Coast Really Toast?: A Lesson About Volcanoes, Phase Changes, and the Art of Estimation
Clever! Use a clip from the 1997 film, Volcano, to get your chemistry class knee-deep in heat concepts related to lava. In the movie scene, lava flow is stopped in the nick of time. Your class must use calculations to determine if this could actually happen. Use this activity as an assessment after introducing learners to the concepts of specific heat and latent heat.
Complex Analysis: Analyticity and Harmonic Functions
In this harmonic function learning exercise, students summarize the theorems on analyticity, differentiability and the Cauch-Rieman equation. They identify the characteristics of a harmonic function. This three-page learning exercise contains explanations, examples, and four problems.
Multivariable Calculus/ Bonus Quiz 4, Partial Derivatives
In this math worksheet, students practice solving the problems that focus upon the concept of partial derivatives. The problems are in the form of a quiz.
The Acoustics House
Young scholars study how drums produce sound by building and playing a simple drum. They measure the diameter of their can, then mark a circle two inches larger in diameter on their piece of plastic with the marker or chalk, and cut out the circle of plastic and stretch it tightly on the top of the can, securing it with the rubber band.
Numerical Analysis: Polynomial Interpolation
In this polynomial worksheet, students find interpolating functions that can be expressed as a linear combination of basis functions. This four-page worksheet contains five multi-step problems.
Geography: Where on Earth Are the Postage Stamp Countries?
Seventh graders research the six European "postage stamp" (small) countries and research interesting facts about them. In groups, they are assigned to one of the six countries of Andorra, Liechtenstein, Malta, Monaco, San Marino, or Vatican City. On poster board, 7th graders create a postage stamp for their country.
Investigating Pick's Theorem
Learners explore the concept of Pick's Theorem. In this Pick's Theorem activity, students use a spreadsheet to observe patterns over a large range of cells. Learners analyze perimeter pins and interior pins on a geoboard and a spreadsheet. Students discuss rate of change based on their analysis of the perimeter and interior pins.