Education Technology

Volume by Cross Sections

Published on 04/17/2013

Activity Overview

Students will be introduced to the concept of finding the volume of a solid formed by cross sections of a function that form certain shapes.

Key Steps

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    Students will be introduced to the concept of finding the volume of a solid formed by cross sections of a function that form certain shapes. Since volume is the area of the base times the height and V = Area∙dx, student review areas of various shapes like squares, semicircles and equilateral triangles using self-check questions.

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    Geometry Trace is used to help students get a 3D visual of the volume under consideration.

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    Students will practice what they learn with exam-like multiple choice questions for homework or as an extension.