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Solving Initial Value Problems

Activity Overview

Students solve an initial value problem with the graphing calculator.

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:

  • Find an antiderivative of a polynomial function analytically.
  • Find c and check the solution 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