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Computing Indefinite Integrals

Activity Overview

Here are ideas for using the Symbolic Math Guide (SMG) to help you learn to solve indefinite integration problems. The key transformations in SMG are substitution and integration by parts.

Before the Activity

Before starting this problem, make sure that the TI-89 or TI Voyage(tm) 200 has SMG installed. If the TI-89 or TI Voyage 200 does not have SMG version 2.00 or higher installed, go to to download the free app.

If you are not familiar with SMG, the SMG User Guide and the SMG Guided Tour are available at the same link. Start SMG by pressing [APPS], choosing SMG, and then pressing [ENTER].

After the Activity

Review student answers:

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