Applications of differentiation

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Using one of the world's fastest men, Usain Bolt, as the topic in this example lesson plan provides inspiration to learn about differentiation. Discussions around the concepts of speed, distance and acceleration plus video footage of Bolt and a captioned educational video on differentiation, are lead-ins to the two-part worksheet. 


Newton, Leibnitz and Usain Bolt (9 minutes.) Closed captions.

Usain Bolt wins 100n/200m Gold (4 minutes.) No captions. Captions are not required for understanding.