A spreadsheet is set up that lets students enter functions in the first column, and then calculates the integral in the second column with boundaries determined by the student. It also shows the symbolic integral with variable boundaries.
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.
Be able to calculate an integral for numerous functions using a spreadsheet to enter data in the graphing calculator.
After the Activity
Review student results
As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
Re-teach concepts as necessary