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Use of Archimedes' Process for Approximating Circle Area as an Introduction to Limits

S. Özgün-Koca 

April 2007, Volume 100, Issue 8, Page 550

Abstract:
An introductory activity for the limit concept with a geometrical and historical foundation. A connection among Geometry, Measurement and Calculus is highlighted with the help of technology. The geometrical drawing, measurement and graphing capabilities of both TI-89 and Geometer's Sketchpad make it possible for students to experience Archimedes' process for determining circular area.

Keywords:
Limits
Article
Grades 9-12
Games / Puzzles
Teacher
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Technology