Education Technology

Polar Functions

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

Students use the graphing calculator to graph a polar curve, find the area enclosed by the curve, and find the length of the curve.

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:

  • Analyze a polar curve using the graphing calculator.

  • After the Activity

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