Education Technology

Analyzing Related Rates

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

This activity is designed for students who have had a brief introduction to related rates and are now ready to attempt to solve some real world applications.

Before the Activity

The activity contains a review of the basic method of solving related rate problems, and then it concentrates on methods needed to set up and analyze more complicated problems.
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:

  • Be able to solve for related rates using derivatives.
  • After the Activity

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