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Sums of Rectangle Areas: Approximate Integrals

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

Students will show a function with rectangle areas on the graphing calculator.

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:

  • Calculate the area of rectangles to approximate integrals by graphical and numerical methods.
  • After the Activity

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