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Title: On Top of the World
Url: http://illuminations.nctm.org/Lesson.aspx?id=2493
Publisher: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Description: This interdisciplinary math lesson from Illuminations may be used in conjunction with geography education. Students will consider strategies for figuring out the distance to the horizon from various heights. A formula will be generated that may be used to determine this distance. The example of the height of Mount Everest is also used. This lesson is appropriate for grades 9-12 and should require 1 class period to complete.
LC Classification: Science -- Mathematics -- Algebra -- Problems, exercises, examinations
Science -- Mathematics -- Algebra -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Mathematics -- Formulas, notation, abbreviations
Science -- Mathematics -- Geometry -- Analytic geometry -- Straight line and circle. Triangle
Science -- Mathematics -- Geometry -- Elementary geometry -- Problems, exercises, examinations
Science -- Mathematics -- Geometry -- Elementary geometry -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Mathematics -- Instructional issues
Mathematics -- Geometry
Social studies -- Geography
Mathematics -- Algebra
Key Concept: Mathematics -- Right triangles
Mathematics -- Algebra
Mathematics -- Geometry
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
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Format: html
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Audience: Secondary Education
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Language: English
Rights: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2011-01-26 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2014-05-09 12:06:12 (W3C-DTF)
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