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Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity 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.