Let's Talk About Optimization (Calculus)

This Pear Deck is meant for students in Calculus (Calculus, AP AB, or AP BC). After an introduction to optimization problems, this activity will help students talk through the process of solving several optimization problems - including a volume maximization problem (maximize the volume of an open box) and a cost minimization problem (minimize the material used in constructing a box). Embedded in these slides, students will be asked to use Flipgrid to record their strategy for approaching these problems before they solve. Through the prompts asked in Pear Deck, and by embedding reflection questions along the way, students are required to give their own meaning to each step.

Submitted by Stacey Roshan