Holy Addictive Game, Batman! I read this post on Friday and decided to purchase it and check it out. I have been playing it way too much for the past 3 days. I think it would be a very intriguing way to discuss max/min/increasing/decreasing. Perhaps the real advantage of using the game is the discussion of what makes a "perfect slide." After a little too much time playing the game, I believe the perfect slide happens when the bird lands on the point of inflection where the slope of the tangent line is greatest thus creating the most speed. I may try using it this year. Thank you, Dan, for the suggestion! Cindy Couchman KS
----- Original Message ----- From: "Daniel Kang" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "AP Calculus" <email@example.com> Sent: Friday, July 1, 2011 9:14:35 AM Subject: [ap-calculus] Tiny Wings
I just found this game on an iPod touch I got from my brother. Has anyone else played it? I feel like there's a lot of intuitive calculus built into the game. I'd check to see if anyone you know already has it first (it costs $0.99 at the App Store). I think it'd make a great conversation starter about relative mins and maxes as well as inflection points.