Using Global Positioning Satellites to Determine the Gradient of an Area
Twelfth graders are introduced and practice using a GPS. On a field trip, they spend a week camping in mountains and determine the gradient of the area. They use topographic maps to review what type of information can be gathered from them.
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Modeling with Inverse Trigonometric Functions 1
Where should I stand to get the best view? Pupils use inverse trigonometric functions to determine the horizontal distance from an object to get the best view. They round out the lesson by interpreting their answers within context.
11th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Quantifying Land Changes Over Time in Areas of Deforestation and Urbanization
Is qualitative or quantitative research more convincing when it comes to climate change? In the eighth lesson during this 21-part series, scholars begin by performing a quantitative analysis of deforestation and urbanization. Then, they...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Critical Thinking through Core Curriculum: Using Print and Digital Newspapers
What is and what will be the role of newspapers in the future? Keeping this essential question in mind, class members use print, electronic, and/or web editions of newspapers, to investigate topics that include financial literary,...
3rd - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable