Summation Notation, Area, Riemann Sums
In this math activity, students explore the concepts of summation notation, area, and Riemann sums. Then they apply them for the word problems.
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Sum of Rectangle Areas to Approximate Integrals
Young scholars explore the concept of approximating integrals. For this approximating integrals lesson, students approximate integrals by finding the area of rectangles. Young scholars use a graphing calculator to find the left, right,...
11th - 12th Math
The Mathematics Behind a Structured Savings Plan
Make your money work for you. Future economists learn how to apply sigma notation and how to calculate the sum of a finite geometric series. The skill is essential in determining the future value of a structured savings plan with...
10th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
New Review Calculating Measures of Dispersion
Double the fun — calculate two measures of deviation. The lesson plan provides information to lead the class through the process of calculating the mean absolute deviation and the standard deviation of a data set. After learning how to...
10th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring the Area Under a Curve
Using TI-89, mathematicians explore and investigate Riemann sums to estimate the area under the graphs of intervals by drawing and illustrating rectangles. They review and practice the concepts of summation notation and area formulas to...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Approximating Area Using Rectangles
Finding area using rectangles—isn't that a little too simplistic for a calculus course? Viewers learn how to approximate area under a curve using rectangles in the first installment of a seven-part video series on the definite integral....
6 mins 11th - Higher Ed Math