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Cycloid II

Young scholars approximate the arc length of a cycloid.  In this arc length of a cycloid instructional activity, students solve a problem from an episode of NUMB3RS involving the rotation of a tire.  Young scholars take th integral of the the cosine function.  Students plot a cycloid as a tire rotates.  Young scholars approximate the arc length of  a curve by drawing segments spanning the arc.

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11th - 12th
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
30 mins
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning

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