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High schoolers investigate logistic models by making a scatter plot of internet phone users over 5 years. They find a logistic model that fits their data and then discuss what the instantaneous rate of change means in the context of the problem. Very relevant and applicable!
Students, with the assistance of their TI-84 Plus / TI-83 Plus calculators, distinguish meanings from right, left and symmetric difference quotients that include rate of change and graphical interpretations. They utilize symmetric difference quotients to approximate instantaneous rate of changes.
For this calculus worksheet, 12th graders differentiate and integrate basic trigonometric functions, calculate rates of change, and integrate by substitution and by parts. The twenty-two page worksheet contains explanation of the topic, numerous worked examples, and sixteen multi-part practice problems. Answers are not provided.
In this successive approximations activity, students use the Babylonian algorithm to determine the roots of given numbers. They identify the limits of a function, and compute the rate of change in a linear function. This two-page activity contains explanations, examples, and approximately ten problems.