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.
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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!
ICE, ICE, BABY!-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 projectSea Ice Data Index-
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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.
Nerf Gun Product Testing
10/12 HW Assignment 1.4 and 1.5 from WYB packet
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