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Sum Rectangles

Published on 01/09/2012

Activity Overview

Students graphically and numerically explore Riemann sums and develop an understanding of summation notation for adding these rectangles.

Key Steps

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    In this activity, students will use an applet to explore the left-endpoint, right-endpoint, and midpoint approximations.

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    Next, students will further explore Riemann sums using summation notation. Students will also explore several programs involving different integral approximations.