Education Technology

Definite Integrals and Area Under a Curve

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

This activity explores the concept of the solution to a definite integral as the area under a curve.

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 curve and the x-axis through the calculator's integration capabilities.
  • After the Activity

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