Related Rates of Car Speeds

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Speed up your pupils' understanding of derivatives. Two cars travel in perpendicular distances to each other. With the aid of the interactive, learners visualize the situation. Pupils use the derivative to calculate the instantaneous rate of the distance between the two cars. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Spend time reviewing differentiating variables in relationship to another
Classroom Considerations
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  • Class members should know the Pythagorean Theorem
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Pros
  • Uses colors to designate individual distances
  • Learners can view the correct answer if they input the wrong one
Cons
  • None