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Time Derivatives

Activity Overview

Students will learn how to find velocity and acceleration and identify when the object is at rest, accelerating, and decelerating. In addition, the students will work with related rate problems, exponential growth, decay and cooling problems.

Before the Activity

Download the attached PDF and look over the information on the first page. Download and distribute the attached TI-Nspire document (.tns file) and Student Worksheet for use during the activity. A TI-Nspire document containing expected student results is also available for download.

During the Activity

Discuss the material from the activity pages and worksheet with students as needed.

After the Activity

Encourage students to summarize what they have learned from completing the activity. If desired, discuss the extension with students.