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Related Rate problems are one of the most misunderstood type of problems calculus students work on in Calculus. This scavenger hunt provides the students with either ten or twenty additional problems to solve.
Post the cards around the classroom (either a set of 10 problems (hearts), 10 problems (clubs) or 20 problems (diamond). The 10 set of heart problems focus on related rate problems relating to real world situations, and the 10 set of club problems focus on other related rate problems. When you use the 20 diamond problems you will get both sets of related rate problems.
Assign different students to start at different numbers. Distribute copies of the student recording sheet. Students can record the number of the problem they are working on in the small rectangle in each section of the recording sheet. When the work on the problem, they then go on a scavenger hunt to find the card with their answer in the bottom right corner of a new card. If they can’t find there answer they need to check their work again. When they find their answer on a card, they record that number in the next square and solve the new problem. Students keep working on problem for the allotted time.
Students enjoy the scavenger hunts because they continually get out of their seat to find the answer and the next problem.
The goal would be to complete as many questions as they can in the allotted amount of time.
Awards can be given for the number of problems completed by each student.
At the end you can select various students to share their solution to the ten or twenty problems.