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Calculus: Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
by Texas Instruments

Published on June 09, 2008

Overview

In this activity, students explore the connection between an accumulation function, one defined by a definite integral, and the integrand. They also discover that the derivative of the accumulator is the integrand.

Key Steps

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    Students will evaluate an accumulation function using list variables in the graphing handheld.

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    Students will see that a minimum on the accumulator occurs where the integrand changes sign from negative to positive.