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Calculus I


"When am I ever going to use this?"

It is a question that has plagued math teachers for decades. Now you can answer the question!

The Make It Real Learning Calculus I collection contains 10 real-world math activities that demonstrate everyday applications of mathematics. From Growing Money: Using Partial Derivatives to Shipping Packages #2: Optimizing Functions with Calculus, the activities provide learners with valuable life skills in addition to mathematical understanding. Rest assured that each activity integrates real world information not just "realistic" data.


Calculus I Activity Titles

  1. Growing Money: Using Partial Derivatives
  2. High School Students: Working with Rates of Change
  3. Infant Growth Rates: Using Derivatives
  4. Living with AIDS: Working with Derivatives
  5. Movie Ticket Prices: Using Calculus to Analyze Change
  6. PreK - Grade 8 Students: Working with Rates of Change
  7. Shipping Packages: Optimizing Functions with Calculus
  8. Shipping Packages #2: Optimizing Functions with Calculus
  9. Shipping Packages #3: Optimizing Functions with Calculus
  10. Wind Chill Temperature: Using Calculus with Multivariable Functions

Standards targeted: Algebra, Data Analysis and Probability

Grade Levels: 11, 12, College

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