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 72 Views 43 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 83 Views 60 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 97 Views 379 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 24 Views 43 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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
Modeling a Basketball Throw
Play ball! High schoolers explore the concept of quadratic equations through modeling how shooting a basketball can be expressed as a quadratic function. They impose a coordinate grid on the path of a shooting basketball and determine points to model the data.
9th - 12th Math 12 Views 259 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
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 74 Views 236 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Home Runs, Statistics, and Probability
Baseball and statistics go hand-in-hand and knowing how to interpret, compare, and display this information is a key skill for any middle schooler. Using two sets of data, have young statisticians answer questions by constructing and comparing different representations of the data especially lineplots (dotplots), stemplots (including back-to-back stemplots) five number summaries, and boxplots.
6th - 8th Math 102 Views 83 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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
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
The Area Function
Students explore the concept of area under a curve. For this area under a curve lesson, 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
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When it comes to rating educational calculators, this calculator is always near the top of this list. Now it's available as an app. There is a lot of calculator power wrapped up in this app. Not only is this a fully functioning calculator, it is also a computer algebra system (CAS).
8th - Higher Ed Math 6 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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We landed on the moon with less computing capabilities than you can find in this app! Here is a multiple function calculator that takes all the power you get from a handheld and adds the wonderful large screen that only a tablet can provide.
6th - Higher Ed Math 4 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable