Real-World Calculus Teacher Resources
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Using Linear Equations to Define Geometric Solids
Making the transition from two-dimensional shapes to three-dimensional solids can be difficult for many geometry students. This comprehensive lesson plan starts with writing and graphing linear equations to define a bounded region and calculating the areas and perimeters of the space.
9th - 11th Math 70 Views 41 Downloads CCSS: Designed
GPS and Navigation
If you are navigating to find a terrific instructional activity on GPS (global positioning system) that incorporates math, geography, and science, then you have finally arrived! This is an ideal STEM instructional activity in which high schoolers learn the history of GPS, read maps using Google Earth, convert latitude and longitude into minutes and seconds, practice triangulation and trilateration, and more!
9th - 12th Math 71 Views 50 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Topic 4: Solving Systems of Linear Equations
Linear equations, coordinate planes, and systems of equations are covered in this extremely well-organized lesson. Composed of a series of mini-lessons, the instruction aims at explaining a different facet of solving systems of linear equations.
8th - 11th Math 96 Views 378 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
8th - 11th Math 23 Views 43 Downloads CCSS: Designed
World Population Milestones
Investigate logistic functions in a world population setting. High schoolers will create a scatter plot of the world population from 1950 to 2050 to find a logistic function to model the data. They then discuss the end behavior of their logistic model.
11th - 12th Math 3 Views 30 Downloads
Supply and Demand
Happy Meals® may have been popular because of the coveted prize that came with the fries. Mathematicians analyze a fictitious BurgerRama campaigning to sell cartoon-character dolls. They graph sales on a chart. In doing so, they examine linear equations for supply and demand.
7th - 10th Math 72 Views 235 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Take Your Medicine 2
Real-world application of the finite geometric series. Sick? Need to take Ampicillin? How much is in the body at any given point in time as this medication is taken over the course of time. Use the formulas, make calculation, and graph the findings to draw conclusions.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 9 Downloads
Mean Value Theorem
Sal spends most this video explaining what the Mean Value Theorem says in a very intuitive way. He follows this with a concrete example of finding the value of a function on a closed interval where the slope is the same as the average slope of the function over that interval.
17 mins 11th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 1 Download
NUMB3RS - Season 2 - "Convergence" - Air Hockey
Learn how to use a matrix to organize data to solve a problem. This activity uses wins and losses to rank players for an air hockey tournament they wish to have. After practicing some basic matrix operations the class could do the recommended extension activity based on the current Big Ten results.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 41 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Vector and Parametric Models of Projectile Motion
High schoolers explore the vector model of projectile motion and then derive the parametric model from the vector model. Many formulas will be explored and used to solve a real-world situation. The class will be guided through solving a similar problem on the TI-89.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 33 Downloads
Quadratics: Polynomial Form
Throught this subscription-based sight, learners explore different aspects of the parabola by changing equations from standard to vertex form. Next, find the general form of the vextex based on the values of a, b, and c, and investigate the minimum and maximum points of a real-world example.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 35 Downloads
Take Your Medicine 1
Why should one take the whole regimen of prescribed antibiotics? Use forms of a finite geometric series to find out. Change from expanded form to closed form in the geometric series and make calculations of the amount of antibiotics in the body at a given time.
9th - 11th Math 4 Views 14 Downloads
The Law of Large Numbers and Probability
Learners investigate why theoretical probability doesn't always match reality. The activity involves using Python 2.7 (or Sage) to set up a Bernoulli Trial. It also involves setting up a spreadsheet to simulate the Birthday Paradox. Pupils should be familiar with Python, fractional exponents, and combinations before beginning.
8th - 12th Math 26 Views 33 Downloads CCSS: Designed
This activity presents a real-world problem about an epidemic of influenza spreading through a city. Learners refer to a graph that shows the number of individuals infected in relation to the number of weeks that have elapsed since the start of the epidemic.
8th - 12th Math 10 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed
In need of a probability resource that has it all? Take a look at a full textbook chapter on teaching and engaging learners in mathematical probability and data analysis. It begins with a teacher preparation section, and then moves into several multi-part lessons that include activities, tools, manipulatives, worksheets, and assessments.
3rd - 5th Math 68 Views 55 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable