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In this 6 page application or project activity, groups of students use their knowledge of sinusoidal functions to determine the functions that model the hours of daylight over a year. Cities around the world are explored, both on the same

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6 Free Response question for AP Calculus AB designed to mirror the questions likely to be seen on the AP Exam.
AP Calculus AB exams were analyzed over 10 years (2005-2014) to determine patterns in questioning and topics. Students were then asked

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Applications of rational functions in wildlife population, rockets, molarity and dilution and drug concentration over time are used to show the practical uses of rational functions.
Students are expected to find x and y intercepts and horizontal

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Salmon spawning, pollution, lung volume are among the topics investigated in this real world application of polynomial functions.
Students work through 5 scenarios of in-context situations where polynomials functions are used. Students must

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Students solve 31 questions on limits and derivatives to place 31 solutions into a standard 9x9 sudoku puzzle. The 31 questions include limits, infinite limits, and derivatives requiring power, product, chain and quotient rule, as well as simple

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Students will use their knowledge of exponential functions of the form y = a(b)^(x/c) to solve exponential equations. The application problems require students to create a function to model the situation, then solve for either the value of the

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Students will complete 10 questions on derivatives using power, product, chain, quotient rules, as well as the derivatives of y = sinx and y= cosx. Each question will send students to one of four questions. By choosing the correct path, students

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Two applications of purchasing power of the dollar over time and value of inventory over time are used as real world applications of rational functions. Students must solve for x and y intercepts and vertical and horizontal asymptotes of these

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Calculus students often have difficulty sorting out the rotational solid volume of shapes using cylindrical shells or washer/disc method as they rotate the regions around the x or y axis. This organizational chart allows them to work on a single

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A 2 page assignment plus 2 page answer key involving exponent rules, log rules, natural logs, base e for precalculus students in high school math.
Students are expected to be able to solve logarithmic and exponential equations using their exponent

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A four page assignment plus four pages of answers on the beginning topics of an intro calculus course. Topics included are average and instantaneous rates of change, continuity, differentiability, tangent and normal lines and the power rule for

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A graphing rational functions assignment with 3 different versions.
Students are expected to be able to solve for x and y intercepts, horizontal and vertical asymptotes and oblique or slant asymptotes without relying on a calculator. Two graphing

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First assignment on limits and continuity in a high school calculus classroom. Students are expected to determine limits from a graph and algebraically. Continuity is also evaluated.
This 3 page Microsoft Word assignment has been used, with

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Limit questions for first year calculus students to complete either as practice or an assignment. Each limit can be determined algebraically, without the use of a calculator. Students must be able to factor quadratic and cubic expressions,

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Math, Algebra, Calculus, Graphing, PreCalculus, Trigonometry, Algebra 2