Advanced Related Rates and the Mean Value Theorem (Part 1 of 4)

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Objective

SWBAT model and solve related rates problems with variable angles and involving non-right triangles.

Big Idea

What about related rates involving angles? Although the math involves trig, students realize that the calculus process remains the same.

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Warm-up and Homework Review

25 minutes
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Setting the Stage

5 minutes
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Closure + Homework

3 minutes
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