Building Height

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You don't have to climb to the top of a building to determine its height. Young scholars create a clinometer to measure the height of their school. They use their knowledge of the properties of triangles to determine the height.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils write their measurements on the whiteboard for analysis
  • Ask individuals to use their clinometer to measure the heights of buildings around the town
Classroom Considerations

  • Familiarity with properties of triangles is important
Pros

  • Provides diagrams to add clarity to directions
  • Includes all necessary handouts and resources
Cons

  • None
Common Core