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.

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.

SPEED RACER!!

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.

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!

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

Link to sun tracking data

Link to solar cooking

Link to other solar tracking data

Start here at Explore Learning Website

Student Exemplar-Power Point

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

Law of Sines- Calculator

Law of Sines - review resource-ppt

Interactive View - mathopenref

Law of Cosines- review resource-ppt

Linear Models-

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 project

Sea Ice Data Index- Read for better understanding

-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

Quick Facts - Sea Ice

Recent Trends-Alarming

Recent Trends-Alarming

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

Terminal Velocity EXPLAINED at the Physics Classroom.

Further discussion on Teminal Velocity

What a Drag! Shape effects on Drag- NASA source

ROCKETS

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."

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

Articles to READ

Films