Resources tagged with: Rates of change

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Broad Topics > Calculus > Rates of change

Jumping Gerbils

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

A conveyor belt, with tins placed at regular intervals, is moving at a steady rate towards a labelling machine. A gerbil starts from the beginning of the belt and jumps from tin to tin.

An Average Average Speed

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My average speed for a journey was 50 mph, my return average speed of 70 mph. Why wasn't my average speed for the round trip 60mph ?

Lap Times

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can you find the lap times of the two cyclists travelling at constant speeds?

Immersion

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?

An Introduction to Differentiation

Age 14 to 18

An article introducing the ideas of differentiation.