ERIC Number: EJ859244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Areas and Volumes in Pre-Calculus
Jarrett, Joscelyn A.
AMATYC Review, v30 n1 p2-9 Fall 2008
This article suggests the introduction of the concepts of areas bounded by plane curves and the volumes of solids of revolution in Pre-calculus. It builds on the basic knowledge that students bring to a pre-calculus class, derives a few more formulas, and gives examples of some problems on plane areas and the volumes of solids of revolution that could be solved at the pre-calculus level. More students will benefit from the exposure to these concepts, as not all pre-calculus students go on to take calculus. Furthermore, when students do get to calculus, they would have already acquired some skills in visualizing mental images or drawing sketches of solids of revolution.
Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Prior Learning, Mathematical Formulas, Problem Solving, College Mathematics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A