Using the graphing calculator, students approximate the area of the nike symbol by approximating the outline of the symbol with several equations. Then using the integration techniques, students calculate the area of the 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.