Education Technology

Quartic Regions

Published on 12/10/2004

Activity Overview

This activity is an application of derivatives and of definite integrals. It introduces students to an interesting property of Quartics which students can verify using the CAS of their TI-89.

Before the Activity

Students should have access to the TI-89/TI-89 Titanium and the TI-92 Plus/Voyage 2000.

During the Activity

This activity is an application of derivatives and of definite integrals. It introduces students to an interesting property of Quartics which students can verify using the CAS of their TI-89. The document attached is the activity guide.

After the Activity

Review student answers:

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