Give your students engaging practice with the circuit format! This Riemann sum circuit will require students to estimate area (or amount) using left, right, midpoint, and trapezoidal approximations. Some of the problems are contextual, some straight math. There is no trig on this circuit and there are a lot of tables.
To advance in the circuit, students must find their answer and then that becomes the next problem. This element of self-check in the math classroom is essential. My students do not get up if they are working problems in this format -- some how it motivates them to press forward.
Try a circuit! You and your students will be hooked!
I do not included answer keys because the answers are embedded in the circuit. The only prep the teacher needs to do is work the circuit ahead of the students so it is clear how the idea unfolds. Can be used as guided notes, homework, classwork, a scavenger hunt, or even a quiz.
My colleagues and I throughly check the circuits to make sure they are mistake-free, but if you ever have a question or have a comment, please feel free to email me! firstname.lastname@example.org