Related Rates

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Use a hands-on approach to exploring the concepts of related rates in your AP Calculus class. Individuals explore the effect of the rate of change on a variable related to a variable they control. After analyzing the data they collect, they then make conclusions using their understanding of the concepts.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use as a project to assess understanding of the concept of related rates
  • Encourage your class to complete the calculations on their own, and compare results to their peers
Classroom Considerations

  • Required supplies include rulers, funnels, and water
  • Sample key is not included
Pros

  • Uses a hands-on activity to explore the AP Calculus topic of related rates
  • Helpful for mainstream calculus classes as well
  • Addresses a variety of necessary skills
  • Comes with a document version for editing and printing
Cons

  • None