STEMbite: The Calculus of Building Blocks

Watch this video with your junior engineers or your higher-level mathematicians. In it, Drew builds half of an arch bridge with building blocks. There happens to be a magnetic board behind the blocks, on which he affixes a magnet for each block. When the blocks are removed, what appears to be a graph of an integral function, a natural logarithm, is left behind. Really revealing! 

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Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Math
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Resource Type
Videos
Instructional Strategy
Demonstration
Year
2013
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