Students will study a problem called the Trawler Problem. This problem involves a fast boat chasing a slow boat until it disappears into a fog bank, at which point the slow boat continues in a straight line in an unknown direction. Students will use parametric equations to model and solve this problem.
Before the Activity
Download the attached PDF and look over the Teacher page.
During the Activity
Discuss the materials from the Student page with your class.
After the Activity
Encourage students to explore web sites and questions from the Extensions page.