Students will use the graphing calculator to solve a differential equation. The resulting function is a logistic curve that gives the number of people infected with the flu "t" days after winter break.
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.
Use the Computer Algebra System (CAS) of the graphing calculator to solve a differential equation that describes the rate of spread of a disease.
After the Activity
Review student results
As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
Re-teach concepts as necessary