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The Growth Rings of a Tree

Young scholars explore the concept of derivatives.  In this derivatives activity, students use limits and derivatives to determine the area of rings on a tree.  Young scholars use the radii and derivatives of the tree rings to determine the area of each tree ring.  Students find the derivative using the limit as h approaches zero formula.

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Resource Details

11th - 12th
2 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning