Education Technology

Area Between the Curves—The Game

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

This activity is set up as a game in which paired students each pick a function and predict the area between the two curves without knowing the other person's function. The students then find the area between the functions and determine the winner.

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 estimate the area between two regions and then calculate the true area.
  • After the Activity

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