What's Your Bearing?
A project in orienteering and surveying.

    Topics in mathematics include:
         - Using Right Triangle Trigonometry
         - Applying Pythagorean Theorem
        -  Applying Law of Sines/Cosines

        -  Tools of mathematics
               * Circular protractor
               * Compass- for surveying.

Problem: You are a surveyor and are charged with
​creating a survey a plot of land with at least 5 boundaries
​for your client.  Provide for the client a detailed survey
​ map anddetermine the number of acres in the plot of land.
In this project you will be building a motorized car and studying its motion, ultimately, to determine the fastest car!
You will be  studying one-dimensional kinematics. We will be exploring rates of change, and applying linear and quadratics functions to modeling motion. 

Now for things that go really fast check out the following video....
What's Your Focus?- Our version of a parabolic Hot Dog Cooker.
Problem: You are concerned about the environment with respect to energy use and want to design and build a solar parabolic hot dog cooker. Your design will be confined to the size of a typical copy paper box. Your materials will be cheap! Hope you find your focus in this project!

Link to interactive parabolas and problems.

Link to sun tracking data

Link to solar cooking

Link to other solar tracking data
Azimuths and Bearings- practice
Math IS Fun- Law of Sines Activity
​Law of Sines- Calculator
Law of Sines - review resource-ppt
Interactive View - mathopenref
Law of Cosines- review resource-ppt
Linear Models-
-A project to model sea ice in the Arctic. Through your mathematical models you will learn about monthly and yearly sea ice trends throughout history. We will investigate climate change and its impact on this region. Our studies will take us from the highest point in Hawaii to the top of the frozen world! Ultimately, your job will be to determine through mathematical models how fast sea ice is decreasing; when will sea ice be depleted, as well as the effect it will have on the climate and the Arctic region. Image : NSIDC 

Sea Ice DATA SET- Data for the project
Sea Ice Data Index- Read for better understanding ​
All Trig Review- Excellent examples/notes
Video links - incredible free falls

​​Terminal Velocity EXPLAINED at the Physics Classroom.

Further discussion on Teminal Velocity

What a Drag! Shape effects on Drag- NASA source

​Can you predict the height of a rocket ? How about where it might land?
SpaceX tweeted this photo of the Falcon 9 launch on May 22, 2012. The company wrote: "Incredible shot of Falcon 9 launch (photo credit: James Fink) pic.twitter.com/M97rrNfY."

Drag racing is a competition in which specially prepared automobiles or motorcycles compete, usually two at a time, to be first to cross a set finish line. The race follows a straight course from a standing start over a measured distance, most commonly ¼ mile (1,320 ft (402 m)), with a shorter 1,000 ft (305 m) for nitromethane powered Top Fuel dragsters and funny cars, while 660 ft (201 m) (1/8 mi) is also popular in some circles.
Sea level problem- Space Math
Nerf Gun Product Testing