Calculus: Ripped from the Headlines

 


 

 

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What it is:  Calculus: Ripped From the Headlines (CRFH) was inspired by the long-running TV program Law-and-Order. In that show, a real crime that was committed, usually in the New York area, inspired a fictional story where the police sought the perpetrators and the prosecutor tried the case.  In CRFH, a story that appeared in a newspaper, magazine, website, or blog inspires a fictional problem that needs calculus to solve. There are problems dealing with a variety of topics: from creating a vaccine to cure an epidemic, to putting on the slick greens at the Master's golf tournament, to being ripped off by the price of ink cartridges, to building the world's largest pizza.  Some are humorous, some are serious and all require AB Calculus.

 

What You Get: There are 40 problems in CRFH. They start with the newspaper or website article that inspired the problem, followed by the calculus problem. Each problem is in the same format of a typical AP Exam free-response question, containing a number of subparts. All problems fit on one page.

 

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Who Wrote it:  CRFH was written entirely by Stu Schwartz of MasterMathMentor.com.  Many thanks go to Jess Chernak of Carnegie Mellon University who painstakingly edited every problem.

 

How Do I Get the Problems? First, you have to join the MasterMathMentor.com Community by registering.  There is absolutely no cost. You will choose a username and password. You can login anytime and download any of the 40 problems - student versions which come without the solutions.  THE STUDENT VERSION OF CRFH IS FREE!

 

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How About the Solutions? If you are interested in the solutions to Calculus: Ripped From the Headlines, they cost $30.95 for all 40 problems. That's about 77 cents per problem. You receive the 40 student problems and the solutions in 4 downloads. You do not have to join the community to purchase these. You can purchase this from the main price list or by clicking this link:

 

 

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So many kids ask what math can be used for. Well, Calculus: Ripped from the Headlines is useful, different, and yes, fun! Hope you enjoy using it as much as I enjoyed creating it.
 
 
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Stu Schwartz