Title

Visualizing the Method of Finding Volumes by Cross Sections: An Eggs Periment

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2006

Publication Title

Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies

DOI

10.1080/10511970608984141

ISSN

1935-4053

Abstract

For some students, using the method of cross sections to find the volume of a solid is difficult to understand because of the abstraction involved. This paper demonstrates a fun way for students to visualize the method of cross sections. Although a fun activity, the paper implicitly conveys the importance of connecting theory and experiment.

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