Calhoun AP Calculus Students are Ahead of the ‘Curve’

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Dr. George Lesser’s AP calculus students at Calhoun High School recently created slope fields from differential equations.

Each student was responsible for determining the slope of a curve at a given point, sketch a small line segment on a Post-it with approximately that slope, and then place it on the coordinate plane.

“The resulting ‘slope-field’ helped them to visualize what the original function’s graph looks like,” Dr. Lesser said.