Students will experiment with creating a box from a standard size piece of paper. They will then use the concept of related rates on the graphing calculator to find the maximum volume of a box made from the piece of paper.
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.
Be able use the derivative tests to find the maximum value of a function that models the volume of a box.
After the Activity
Review student results
As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
Re-teach concepts as necessary