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The Growth Rings of a Tree

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

Students will use limits to find derivatives and to find the relationship between radii and area. This activity uses tree growth as the basis for the activity.

Before the Activity

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:

  • Use limits to find derivatives and to find the relationship between radii and area.
  • After the Activity

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