RAM and the Definite Integral

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Objective

SWBAT approximate area under functions using Riemann Sums by hand and with technology. SWBAT explain the connection between Riemann Sums and the definite integral.

Big Idea

An infinite number of rectangles? Of zero width? Today students make connections between RAM and evaluating definite integrals.

Video Narrative - Lesson Overview

Warm-up and Homework Review

30 minutes
Lesson Plan, RAM and the Definite Integral, Warm-up and Homework Review.pdf page 1

Setting the Stage

8 minutes
Lesson Plan, RAM and the Definite Integral, Setting the Stage.pdf page 1

Investigation

19 minutes
Lesson Plan, RAM and the Definite Integral, Investigation.pdf page 1

Closure + Homework

3 minutes
Lesson Plan, RAM and the Definite Integral, Closure + Homework.pdf page 1

Links

Matheatre Song, Without Riemann