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#### Optimization with Calculus 3

Using what one learned about finding the minimum and maximum of functions, the optimization problem to find two numbers whose product is -16 and whose sum of squares is a minimum is solved. Sal starts by writing the equations and...

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#### Optimization Example 4

Sal does another optimization example, this time, minimizing the total cost of an open rectangular box. In this problem, the volume can be defined in terms of a single variable and given a cost model, he builds a cost equation. He finds...

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#### Calculus 4.4 - Modeling and Optimization

Looking for an interractive presentation for your high schoolers dealing with calculus? Then this PowerPoint is for you! Problems that cover area, volume, and other calculus-related topics are presented. Students are led through the...

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#### Absolute Extrema and Optimization: Building the Biggest Box

Optimally, you want the largest box. Given a square piece of box material, pupils determine the size of congruent squares to cut out of the corners to create a box with the greatest volume. Learners determine the equation of the volume...

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#### Calculus AB/BC - Introduction to Optimization Problems

Let's get the equation set. Pupils see the importance of setting up an one-variable equation in the first of two lessons on optimization problems. The presenter works four different types of problems before individuals use the included...

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#### Optimization

Learners identify the critical points to a function. In this calculus lesson plan, students perform optimization of functions. They use the TI to create a visual of the graph.

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#### Multivariable Calculus Quiz 7

In this math worksheet, students practice using the concept of multivariable optimization. They find the maximum and minimum values of the surface z.

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#### Calculus AB/BC - Solving Optimization Problems

Move beyond setting up equations. Pupils continue with optimization problems and use their knowledge of derivatives to find solutions. They watch as the video uses equations from previous examples and find solutions to answer specific...

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#### Variational Calculus 2

In this methods of applied mathematics worksheet, learners solve 6 different types of problems related to variational calculus. First, they determine the first integrals of the Euler-Lagrange equations corresponding to the optimizations...

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#### Variational Calculus 1

In this methods of applied mathematics activity, learners solve 4 different problems that relate to variational calculus. First, they determine a second order differential equation for the function y(x) for which the function given...

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#### Optimization

Twelfth graders explore derivatives. In this Calculus problem, 12th graders investigate using the derivative to find a solution to an optimization problem. The concept is explored in the context of an application problem involving...

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#### River Optimization Problem

Students define the different methods used for optimizing a particular element of a problem. In this optimization problem lesson, students optimize appropriate details of a problem using data collection, algebra, technology, and/or...

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#### Optimization Exploration: The Inscribed Rectangle

Students explore optimization problems. In this Pre-Calculus/Calculus/Algebra II instructional activity, students use Geometer’s sketchpad to investigate the dimensions of the largest rectangle that can be inscribed under a parabola. ...

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#### Optimization: Constructing a Box

Students look for patterns and determine the volume of a rectangular prism. In this optimization lesson, students solve optimization problems, and build a box using the provided worksheet. This lesson is intended for use with Sketchpad's...

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#### Modeling and Optimization

Students find the derivatives of equation. In this calculus lesson, students identify the minimum and maximum of an equation as they model optimization. They relate and apply derivatives to the real world.

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#### Optimization: The Switchboard Problem

Students explore an optimization problem. In this Pre-Calculus lesson, students investigate a problem in which the distance between three points is minimized in order to determine the location of a switchboard. Students use Geometer’s...

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#### Variational Calculus 3

In this methods of applied mathematics activity, students solve 5 various types of problems that relate to variational calculus equations. First, they determine a second order differential equation for the geodesic. Then, students write...

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#### Cutting Corners - Parts 1 and 2

Students use optimization concepts to design their own container. In this optimization lesson plan, students understand how the optimization concept is critical in calculus and why products are packaged the way they are.

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#### Basic Calculus: Extrema, and Optimization: Putting it all Together

In this extrema and optimization worksheet, students identify all points in the domain and determine the critical points. They compute the second derivative and find the global maxima and minima. This two-page worksheet contains two...

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#### Explanation of Optimal A

For this math worksheet, students examine the concept of optimal A and solve a problem using the example. They find the error in the rounding.

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#### Quiz 7: Multivariable Calculus

Test your students' calculus skills with this quiz, the first page of which includes instructions and an honor pledge. On the second page, students find the maximum and minimum values of the of an identified figure with given...

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#### Optimization: Maximum Area

Viewers discover how to apply derivatives to determine dimensions that maximize area with a video that presents a problem that asks for the maximum area of a rectangle inscribed in a circle with radius (r). The instructor demonstrates...

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#### Optimization: Area of a Triangle

Students solve optimization problems. In this geometry lesson, individuals use the educational software "Geometer's Sketchpad" to complete the included worksheet covering the area of triangles and optimization.

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#### Engineering in a Calculus Classroom

Students solve several differential equations. In this calculus lesson, students test their modulus calculation by testing different weights or beam lengths. They share their findings in class.