Saturday, January 17, 2015

Calculus - Teaching Definite Integrals

It's the start of the second semester and that means the beginning of integrals in Calculus AB!

Don't start the second semester doing this:

If the beginning of second semester means as much to do at your school as it does at mine, maybe you could use a little help with some new materials that you don't have to create yourself! Check out the round up of ideas below.

1)  First up, I made a couple of new pages this week that worked pretty well with my Calculus class.  We worked on the concept of what a definite integral is, and then found the definite integral by using Geometry and Integral rules.  Here is a look at one of them:

If you're interested…here is a link to the full product in my TPT store:

Finding Definite Integrals with Geometry

2)  Next up...some task cards from Joan Kessler that could be used to review with students once you have introduced the concept of finding the area between the curve and the x-axis.

Task Cards for Definite Integrals

3)  This looks fun - try this Calculus Cook Book Activity from The Math Lab.

Use definite integrals to transfer all the numbers in a recipe into a calculus problem.  Fun!

3)  Finally - do you need an entire lesson for teaching Riemann Sums and Definite Integrals?  Try this from Jean Adams!

Riemann Sums and Definite Integrals

Have a great week!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Jennifer, Thank you so much for the shout out here. I've definitely got to break out of my shell and learn to Blog. Heading to T-p-T Conference in July for some help from Danielle Knight! Wish you could go!