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The Classic Box Problem - Calculus

Published on 12/05/2011

Activity Overview

The Box_Problem_Calculus.tns document takes a classic problem from calculus and uses the dynamic linking capabilities of TI-Nspire to enact the problem in multiple representations: diagramatic, graphic, numeric, geometric, and symbolic. The problem is posed on the title screen shown at the right.

Objectives

  • Students will use differential calculus to solve an optimization problem illustrated through linked graphical, geometric (2D and 3D), and numeric representations.

About the Lesson

The Box_Problem_Calculus.tns document takes a classic problem from calculus and uses the dynamic linking capabilities of TI-Nspire to enact the problem in multiple representations: diagramatic, graphic, numeric, geometric, and symbolic. The problem is posed on the title screen shown at the right.