Type 5: Table and Riemann Sum Questions

Before we look at the table and Riemann sum problem take a look at this: A Google Employee has calculated to over a trillion decimal places, To be exact 31,425925,535,897 places…Hum, where have I seen those digits before?  And it only took took 25 virtual machines 121 days to do it. On to Riemann sums…

Integration

Integration – DON’T PANIC As I’ve mentioned before, I try to stay a few weeks ahead of where I figure you are in the curriculum. So here. early in November, I start with integration. You probably don’t start integration until after Thanksgiving in early December. That’s about the midpoint of the year. Don’t wait too…

Table & Riemann Sum Questions (Type 5)

Tables may be used to test a variety of ideas in calculus including analysis of functions, accumulation, position-velocity-acceleration, theory and theorems among others. Numbers and working with numbers is part of the Rule of Four and table problems are one way this is tested.  What students should be able to do: Find the average rate…

Parts and More Parts

At an APSI this summer the participants and I got to discussing the “tabular method” for integration by parts. Since we were getting far from what is tested on the BC Calculus exams I ended the discussion and said for those that were interested I would post more on the tabular method this blog going…

Modified Tabular Integration

Several weeks ago Dr. Qibo Jing an AP teachers at Rancho Solano Preparatory School in Scottsdale, Arizona, posted a new way to approach tabular integration to the AP Calculus Community discussion group.  He calls this the Modified Tabular Method. The algorithm makes repeated integration by parts quicker and more streamlined than the usual method. The…