Education Technology

Motion of Related Objects

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

Students will be introduced to the concept of related rates with parametric equations using a projectile motion problem.

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.

Students will:

  • Understand the concept of related rates using a projectile motion problem with parametric equations.
  • After the Activity

  • Review student results
  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary