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Exploring Taylor's Integrals

Activity Overview

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.

Students will:

  • 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