AP Calculus Optimization Discovery Project with M&Ms!

AP Calculus Optimization Discovery Project with M&Ms!
AP Calculus Optimization Discovery Project with M&Ms!
AP Calculus Optimization Discovery Project with M&Ms!
AP Calculus Optimization Discovery Project with M&Ms!
AP Calculus Optimization Discovery Project with M&Ms!
AP Calculus Optimization Discovery Project with M&Ms!
AP Calculus Optimization Discovery Project with M&Ms!
AP Calculus Optimization Discovery Project with M&Ms!
Product Rating
4.0
4 ratings
File Type

PDF (Acrobat) Document File

Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

110 KB|4 pages
Share
Product Description
Optimization is a tricky topic in calculus. This one-day activity allows students to discover how calculus can help them.

Each student (or small group) starts with an index card, which will be cut and folded up to form a box. First they calculate what would happen if the box is made various ways, and see that the volume changes depending on the size of the cuts.

Next students develop an equation and apply calculus to determine how to create a box with maximum volume - so that they can fill it up with the most candy!

You will need index cards, scissors, rulers (inches), tape and candy.

Includes full answer key, with work shown.
Total Pages
4 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
Report this Resource
Loading...
$1.99
Digital Download
More products from AP Math Sources
Product Thumbnail
$0.00
Product Thumbnail
$0.00
Product Thumbnail
$0.00
Product Thumbnail
$0.00
Product Thumbnail
$0.00
$1.99
Digital Download
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign up