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Riemann Sums

Riemann Sums

This applet visually represents Riemann sums, including left rectangle, right rectangle, midpoint, Simpson's, and trapezoidal. The relation of these sums to the antiderivative is explored.



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Jeffrey Meyer
Jeffrey Meyer (Staff)
8 years ago
The next time I teach Riemann sums, I intend to use this applet. It is straight forward in its design. It could be useful as either an in-class demonstration or as an homework assignment for students. The interactive nature of the applet has the potential to keep students engaged while developing their intuition for Riemann sums.
Time spent reviewing site: I spent an hour or so playing with the functionality of this site.