Education Technology

Introduction to Solving Differential Equations

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

Students review the basic steps of solving differential equations, and illustrate these steps with an example. An example of an application of differential equations is also given. The students are then challenged to solve a few differential equations and applications of differential equations. This activity is best used just after the student has been introduced to the concept of an integral.

Before the Activity

The students are then challenged to solve a few differential equations and applications of differential equations.

See the attached Activity PDF file(s) for detailed instructions for this activity.

During the Activity

  • Follow the procedures outlined in the activity
  • Circulate the room to answer questions and help students perform the instructions.
  • After the Activity

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