Students will learn the use of Taylor's polynomials to integrate functions that are not easily integrated by hand. They learn this by completing a series of calculations that vary from integrating to finding a Taylor polynomial.
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.
Compare the integral of the Taylor polynomial of a given function to the Taylor polynomial of the integral of the same function.
After the Activity
Review student results
As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
Re-teach concepts as necessary