Wednesday, June 3, 2015

AP Calculus Final Projects

It's almost the end of the school year!  After they take the AP test, my Calculus students are tired.  They put in a lot of hard work and effort throughout the year so I like to end the year with a project that allows them to show their creative side.  The results this year were amazing!

The requirements for the project are that they create a product or presentation to share with the class about something Calculus related.  I usually provide much more specific and detailed instructions for assignments but they embrace the freedoms of this particular project and I have yet to be disappointed.

Here are a few of the projects I got this year!

Two students found the volume of a banana using volumes by revolution.  They only had a 12% error!

 Two groups created board games to review derivatives and integrals.  They even included trig functions :-)  I will be using these as part of my student's review for the AP test next year!

A group of three students created and modeled a free-response question on perpendicular cross sections using squares!  Yes, they made it out of rice krispie treats and we ate it :-)