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 starts with writing and graphing linear equations to define a bounded region and calculating the areas and perimeters of the space.
9th - 11th Math 55 Views 33 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Calculus at the Battle of Trafalgar
Students read an article on how calculus is used in the real world. In this calculus lesson plan, students draw a correlation between the Battle of Trafalgar and calculus. The purpose of this article is the show everyday uses for calculus in the real world.
12th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 16 Downloads
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
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
GPS and Navigation
If you are navigating to find a terrific lesson on GPS (global positioning system) that incorporates math, geography, and science, then you have finally arrived! This is an ideal STEM lesson 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 44 Views 32 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Linear and Quadratic Approximations
Learners explore a linear, a parabolic, and a log function. In this Algebra II/Pre-calculus lesson students investigate the graph a line, a parabola, and a log function. Learners examine the three graphs as they compare and contrast the three in a problem solving context.
11th - 12th Math 3 Views 5 Downloads
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
The Area Function
Students explore the concept of area under a curve. In this area under a curve instructional activity, students find integrals of various functions. Students use their Ti-Nspire to graph functions and find the area under the curve using the fundamental theorem of calculus.
11th - 12th Math 3 Views 21 Downloads
Mathematics Lesson for Grade 12
Twelfth graders examine multiple aspects of statistics. In this mathematical reasoning lesson, 12th graders solve problems on probability, logarithms, exponential relationships and transforming rectilinear shapes. This resource contains several lessons which include extensions, vocabulary, and related activities.
12th Math 3 Views 15 Downloads
Using a "Natural Function" not a equation to discuss derivatives
In this derivative worksheet, students relate the concept of the derivative to the "real world" model of seasons. Students are then asked to discuss zeros, increasing values, decreasing values, and critical values of this model. Solutions are provided throughout the worksheet.
12th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 9 Downloads
Exploration of Periodic Phenomena
Students apply many hands on materials as they study sinusoidal waves. In this calculus lesson, students relate periodic waves, to guitar string, microwave and many other real world materials. They create a link to the real world using math.
10th - 12th Math 3 Views 5 Downloads
Beginning the Year with Local Linearity
Students investigate an article on local linearity. In this calculus activity, students read about the application of math in the real world. They gain insight from the teachers view of how to teach and relate the topic to the real world.
12th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 5 Downloads
Exploring the FTC using the TI
Students use the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus to solve problems. In this calculus instructional activity, students use the TI to solve the graphing porting of the problem. They practice graphing functions and discuss their place in the real world.
11th - 12th Math 3 Views 5 Downloads