Education Technology

Visualizing Related Rates Problems

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

This activity models related rates problems using parametric equations for simulation purposes.

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:

  • Be able to simulate a related rates problem.
  • After the Activity

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