My Favorite Mug
Students often have trouble estimating the volume of a container that has a non-standard shape. Much of the time their estimates for the volume of 'My Favorite Mug' shown below are much too low. The developments of volumes of solids of revolution and Simpson's Rule for approximatin integrals are combined to obtain a quite accurate measure of the volume of such mugs. This activity provides a physical demonstration that involves the approximation of an integral with hands-on measurements.
11, 12, Community College, Higher education, Vocational education
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Georgia Southern University