This worksheet is designed so that students can use their TI graphing calculators to confirm they have found the maximum volume of an open rectangular box. It also has them use differential calculus to confirm the same result.
This is the third in a three-part series.
I start out class with a 15-minute "mini-lesson," showing my students how they will be using their TI calculators and calculus to confirm the results of the previous activity. Once the mini-lesson is over, I have them get to work within their groups on this worksheet, and I circulate to make sure they are getting the purpose of the questions.
Students are expected to show their work on a separate sheet of paper.
This file includes spiral review problems.
Please download the pdf preview file first, so you can see exactly what's included; the product file is a word document, which you may personalize for your students.
Keywords: using the TI calculator to maximize the volume of a box, Jonnard