This activity uses derivatives to determine whether a vehicle of a certain length can traverse sharp curves on a trip up a mountain.
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.
Be able to use derivatives and type in a program to determine the sharpness of a curve that a vehicle of a given length can navigate.
After the Activity
Review student results:
As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
Re-teach concepts as necessary