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Title: Smokey Bear Takes Algebra
Url: http://illuminations.nctm.org/Lesson.aspx?id=1428
Publisher: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Description: This interdisciplinary lesson ties earth science concepts in with algebra. The forest-fire danger rating index is applied to a mathematical model. Students will learn real-world meaning of the intercepts and slope in the Angstrom index as well as how to model the relationship between the slope of the land versus rate of fire spread. The material includes student activity sheets. It is intended for grades 9-12 and should require 3 and a half class periods to complete.
LC Classification: Agriculture -- Forestry -- Conservation and protection -- Damage by elements -- Forest fires and wildfires
Science -- Mathematics -- Algebra
Science -- Mathematics -- Algebra -- Problems, exercises, examinations
Science -- Mathematics -- Algebra -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Mathematics -- Algebra -- Theory of equations
GEM Subject: Mathematics -- Instructional issues
Science -- Earth science
Mathematics -- Algebra
Key Concept: Mathematics -- Slope
Mathematics -- Algebra
Mathematics -- Solving equations
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
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Format: html
Audience: Secondary Education
Language: English
Rights: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Access Rights: Free access
Source: Scout Staff
Full Record Views: 33
Resource URL Clicks: 2
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