Education Technology

Differential Equations

Activity Overview

Students will be introduced to solutions of differential equations. Students will use the deSolve command to find a general solution to a differential equation. This general solution will be investigated graphically and verified analytically. Students will then look at some particular solutions to this same differential equation, investigate them graphically, and verify them analytically.

Before the Activity

Download the attached PDF and look over the information on the first page. Download and distribute the attached student TI-Nspire document (.tns file) and student worksheet for use during the activity.

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.