Advanced Related Rates and the Mean Value Theorem (Part 3 of 4)

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Objective

SWBAT model and solve related rates problems. SWBAT solve problems involving the Mean Value Theorem.

Big Idea

How might the Mean Value Theorem be applied on the AP exam? Students will make sense of and work through a released FRQ involving the MVT.

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Warm-up and Homework Review

30 minutes
Lesson Plan, Advanced Related Rates and the Mean Value Theorem (part 3 of 4), Warm-up and Homework Review.pdf page 1

Setting the Stage

3 minutes

The In The Classroom (page 3) file contains the same runners problem from yesterday’s class (See Lesson Plan, (part 2 of 4), page 2).  Project this problem again, and remind students how we adapted it for understanding the Mean Value Theorem.  Keeping a small number of really good examples fresh in students’ minds can be very effective at increasing retention and understanding of key ideas (focal points) of the course.

 

Closure + Homework

2 minutes
Lesson Plan, Advanced Related Rates and the Mean Value Theorem (part 3 of 4), Closure + Homework.pdf page 1