# Riemann Sums

- Author:
- Suzanne Doering

- Topic:
- Calculus

## Task 1

The area between the curves is approximated by slicing it into three rectangles. This is called a

**Riemann sum**. On your paper, calculate the area of the rectangles to show that their sum matches the value of "left Riemann sum".## Task 2

How could you make a more accurate approximation? Do it, and compare your approximation to the exact area. Is it closer than the Riemann sum with 3 rectangles?