Introducing integration

IB Maths: Analysis & Approaches: Introducing integration

There are two approaches to introducing integration. One is its application to computing area and, by extension, volume and length; and the second is that it is the inverse operation of differentiation whereby we can determine a function that has a given rate of change. Which of these is the best way to introduce integration? This a critical question to think about before starting integral calculus with your students....


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