Education Technology

Average Value

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

The definite integral is used to find the average value of a function. It will show the steps of the 2nd Fundamental Theorem and also the alternate approach of having the capabilities of the graphing calculator work the entire problem at once.

Before the Activity

See the attached Activity PDF file(s) for detailed instructions for this activity.

During the Activity

Follow the procedures outlined in the activity.

Students will:

  • Be able to determine the average value of a function using definite integrals and the 2nd Fundamental Theorem.
  • After the Activity

  • Review student results
  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary