Education Technology

Differential Equations with the TI-86

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

This activity is designed to introduce students to the differential equation-solving capabilities of the TI-86, which are useful in physics.

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 the TI-86 to solve systems of differential equations.
  • After the Activity

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