# Real-World Calculus Teacher Resources

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#### River Optimization Problem

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students define the different methods used for optimizing a particular element of a problem. For this optimization problem lesson, students optimize appropriate details of a problem using data collection, algebra, technology, and/or...
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#### Working with Rates of Change

For Students 8th - 12th
In this calculus worksheet, students problem solve 8 word problems involving rates of change in association with high school students. Students work out each problem and give a short explanation of each answer.
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#### Traffic Problem- Solved Using Microsoft Excel

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students relate algebra to real life scenario. In this algebra instructional activity, students design a plan to help traffic flow smoothly using velocity and speed. This assignment is done using Microsoft Excel.
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#### Mathematics Lesson for Grade 12

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders examine multiple aspects of statistics. In this mathematical reasoning lesson, 12th graders solve problems on probability, logarithms, exponential relationships and transforming rectilinear shapes. This resource contains...
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For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore a linear, a parabolic, and a log function.  In this Algebra II/Pre-calculus lesson students investigate the graph a line, a parabola, and a log function.  Students examine the three graphs as they compare and contrast...
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#### Bouncing Ball Experiment

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students collect data for a bouncing ball and select one bounce to analyze. They explore the relationship between velocity, position and acceleration. They seek out connections between the graphs and the physical motion of the ball.
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#### "A Slice of the Cone"

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Here is a set of lessons that explore conics in a number of different ways. Starting with modeling how a conic is produced by the way a plane cuts the cone, to solving complex word problems, algebra learners progress through a series of...
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#### Using Motion Sensors to Explore Graph Sketching

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Get moving to a better understanding of graphs of derivatives. Using motion sensors, scholars vary their velocities to create graphs of the first derivative of a function. The activity challenges groups to first create a script of the...
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#### Is there Treasure in Trash?

For Teachers 7th - 10th
More people, more garbage! Young environmentalists graph population growth against the amount of garbage generated per year and find a linear model that best fits the data. This is an older resource that could benefit from more recent...
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#### Graphs and Data

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students investigate poverty using graphs. In this algebra lesson, students collect data on the effects of poverty and use different rules to analyze the data. They graph and use the trapezoid rule to interpret the data.
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#### Translations, Reflections and Rotations

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders use the Internet to learn about translations, reflections and rotations. Students access the Transmographer program on the Internet, where they practice what they have learned. Students also complete a worksheet.
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#### Move My Way: A CBR Analysis of Rates of Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners match a given velocity graph and sketch the corresponding position graph using a graphing calculator. After collecting data from their everyday life, students use specific functions on their calculators to create graphs and...
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#### Seeing Mathematics in the Forces of Nature

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students study waves and their characteristics.  In this wave lesson students calculate the speed of waves, wavelength and the period.
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#### Cannonball

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Pupils calculate the speed, motion and distance of a projectile. In this geometry instructional activity, students obtain measurements while calculating velocity. They graph their results and make predictions.
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#### Between The Extremes

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Young scholars analyze graphs for specific properties. In this algebra lesson, students solve equations and graph using the TI calculator. They find the different changes that occur in each graph,including maximum and minimum.
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#### Translations, Reflections, and Rotations

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders have been introduced to the concepts of translation, reflection, and rotation, and have practiced translating, reflecting, and rotating two-dimensional objects on the coordinate plane.
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#### Creating a Mathematical Model Using Weather Data

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students explore the concept of mathematical models. In this mathematical model lesson, students create a mathematical model from data from 4 cities over 15 months. Students are told they are working for a weather station. Students...
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#### Fractals

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students explore the concept of fractals. For this fractal lesson, students use applets to explore Koch's Snowflake, Sierpinski's Triangle, and other fractals. Students develop these concepts through exploration and teacher guided...