Education Technology

Area Under Curve

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

This activity will illustrate the idea of using the definite integral to represent the area bounded by a function and the x-axis.

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:

  • Be able to use the graphing calculator to find the area bounded by a function and the x-axis.
  • After the Activity

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