Cycloid II

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

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Grade
11th - 12th
Subjects
Math
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
30 mins
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
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Year
2006
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