Learning Exercise

Riemann Sums and Area Approximations

After covering the standard course material on area under a curve, Riemann sums and numerical integration, Calculus I students are given a write-pair-share activity that directs them to predict the best area approximation methods for each of several different functions. Afterwards, the instructor employs a Web-based applet that visually displays each method and provides the corresponding numerical approximations.
Course: Calculus I

Demonstrates integration by fitting polygons under a curve. see more


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Riemann sums