Intro to Integration

My Higher class met differentiation at the end of last term. Today was the start of integration. Normally I would introduce integration as the area under a curve but in the new Higher course this is separate in an Applications unit.

So, I used something that works for a few different maths topics:

If this is the answer, what is the question?

integrate

This allowed my pupils to discuss what they know about differentiation and then reverse the process.

In the end, the class came up with the rule for how to integrate polynomials.

I love these types of questions as it really make the pupils think rather than me telling them how to integrate polynomials.

 

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