Education Technology

It's Outta Here!

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

Students will use the graphing calculator and the CBR™ to determine how far a baseball will travel and if it would be a home run at a Major League Baseball game. This activity uses differential equations to determine the distance traveled.

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 graphing calculator and CBR™ to write and solve the differential equations involved in determining distance traveled by a baseball.

  • After the Activity

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