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Calculus AB/BC - Sketching Slope Fields

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Frolic through a field of slopes. Learners watch a video describing slope fields and how to create one. Scholars use given slope fields to determine the equation of a tangent line and the possible differential equation. Pupils continue on to practice on their own with the included instructional activity.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Ask the class to determine the shape of the general solution to see if the slope field makes sense
Classroom Considerations
  • Fits as the third lesson in a unit of 10 parts
  • Requires knowledge of finding the equation of a tangent line at a point
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Contains an embedded app that shows a slope field for any entered differential equation
  • Includes answer keys
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