Rectangular Approximation Methods

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Objective

SWBAT estimate areas under functions using LRAM, RRAM and MRAM.

Big Idea

Computing area under linear functions is easy. But what about curvy functions? Summing an infinite number of rectangles offers a solution.

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Warm-up and Homework Review

25 minutes
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Setting the Stage

5 minutes
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Investigation

28 minutes
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Closure + Homework

2 minutes
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Stewart Calculus, Tools for Enriching Calculus applets