The nike symbol is superimposed on a sheet of centimeter grid paper. Using the picture of the nike symbol Students represent the edges of the symbol with equations such as linear functions and parabolic functions. As they write the equations for for specific domains the students graph the equations in their graphing calculator to confirm that their equations are creating the nike symbol. Students then write integrals and evaluate the integrals to find the area of the nike symbol.
This can be very high interest activity for the students.
Included in the packet is
• A full set of directions, copies of the nike symbol
• Copies of the nike symbol superimposed on graph paper, and
• A sample solution.
The lesson can be modified to fit an algebra II, Precalculus, or Calculus lesson on area.
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