Ch 4: Calculus Activities & Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

Check out this chapter for help crafting effective lesson plans and fun activities for your calculus class. Our teaching resources provide helpful tips and strategies for presenting challenging math material to your students.

Calculus Activities & Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll discover a range of professionally-developed lesson plans and activities, each loaded with ideas that you can integrate into the classroom. Calculus can be an intimidating subject, but our activity plans are designed to demystify fundamental concepts like limits, the mean value theorem and more.

All resources in this chapter are available any time of the day, anywhere you have an Internet connection. You can access this chapter whenever you need it, no matter how busy your schedule may be. Plus, each resource includes supplemental material that you can share directly with your students. Now that's smart!

How It Helps

  • Classroom engagement: Activities give students a more concrete, memorable way to work with difficult calculus concepts and theories.
  • Clarify terms and theories: Review, repeat and reinforce correct mathematical vocabulary with students.
  • Educational objectives and goals: Help your students ace the curriculum and related exams.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan resources with relevant tools to make planning calculus lessons easy.

  • Use lesson plan outlines for specific calculus topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your calculus class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related calculus lessons with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important calculus concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant calculus-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

7 Lessons in Chapter 4: Calculus Activities & Lesson Plans
Limits Activities for High School Math

1. Limits Activities for High School Math

Determining limits of a function is important for students to learn to solve complex mathematical problems. Students should learn to calculate limits both graphically and numerically. Use these activities to help students learn about limits.

Mean Value Theorem Activities

2. Mean Value Theorem Activities

The mean value theorem shows that states that for every arc on a plane, there is at least one point where the tangent is parallel to the secant connecting the endpoints. This lesson offers activities to help students better understand the theorem.

Extreme Value Theorem Activities

3. Extreme Value Theorem Activities

The extreme value theorem plays an important part in helping students understand calculus. This lesson offers activities that will help bring this mathematical concept to life for students.

Intermediate Value Theorem Activities

4. Intermediate Value Theorem Activities

The intermediate value theorem can help students understand how functions work within calculus. This lesson offers activities that will help your students better understand the theorem and its corollaries.

Calculus Project Ideas

5. Calculus Project Ideas

Teach your high school students about calculus with these helpful project ideas to be done in pairs and groups. They will learn to communicate and cooperate, while utilizing their analytical abilities.

Precalculus Project Ideas

6. Precalculus Project Ideas

Precalculus expands students' ability to solve complex equations and represent them in a variety of ways. These projects deepen student knowledge of precalculus concepts as they create visuals related to mathematical concepts.

Calculus Optimization Project Ideas

7. Calculus Optimization Project Ideas

Optimization projects can help students see how calculus concepts can be applied to tackle real world problems and engineer solutions. Use these projects with your high school students to help them utilize their knowledge about calculus optimization.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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