Students will apply Newton's Law of Cooling to solve a murder mystery. This solution involves solving a differential equation.
Before the Activity
See the attached Activity PDF file(s) for detailed instructions for this activity.
During the Activity
Follow the procedures outlined in the activity.
Represent and analyze mathematical situations and structures using algebraic symbols.
Use mathematical models to represent and understand quantitative relationships.
Draw a reasonable conclusion about the situation being modeled.
Understand the concept of solving a differential equation in the model process.
After the Activity
Review student results
As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
Re-teach concepts as necessary