Area and Volume

This Area and Volume activity & project also includes:

An AP calculus lesson begins with an activity to determine the volume of a solid using a cross-section. Next, learners review the ways to find the area between two curves , as well how to find the volume of a solid created from the rotation of that region.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Send home the project for an independent homework assignment
  • Have small groups work together and discuss their conclusions with the larger class
Classroom Considerations

  • Materials needed: paper cup and calculator
Pros

  • Uses a concrete approach to the application of integration
Cons

  • Does not provide a teacher guide or answer key
  • Activity references a diagram that is not available