Make It Fit

Of course, calculus can help you build the largest box possible. Scholars play a digital game to gain familiarity with situations where optimization would be appropriate. After gaining a solid conceptual understanding of optimization, groups try to find the box with the largest volume they can make from a sheet of paper.

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Instructional Ideas

  •  In a journal entry have the class research other uses of derivatives
Classroom Considerations

  • Instructors will need to contact the K20 Center for access to the game
  • Pupils should have prior knowledge of derivatives and geometry formulas
Pros

  • Provides an instructors guide for the game
  • Includes worksheets and answer key
Cons

  • None