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How Do You Solve a Problem Using Indirect Measurement with Shadows?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Using indirect measurement, this video shows viewers how to find the height of a flagpole. The lecturer employs drawings as well as proportions to solve this problem, explaining each step. A useful resource to aid struggling learners and...
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How Do You Solve a Problem Using Indirect Measurement with Shadows?

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Using indirect measurement, this video shows viewers how to find the height of a flagpole. The lecturer employs drawings as well as proportions to solve this problem, explaining each step. A useful resource to aid struggling learners and...
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Indirect Measurement: Lesson

For Students 7th - 11th Standards
When the tape measure will not reach, use similarity. An installment of a large playlist on geometry introduces the method of indirect measurement. Using a story of finding the distance to the sun, the video shows how to use similar...
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Forest Measurements: An Applied Approach

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Geometry—it's not just for the math classroom! Learners explore the field of forestry through a mathematical lens. An instructional resource explains how forest workers collect data about trees such as height, diameter, and age using...
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Measuring Shadows Using an Ancient Method

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
How did ancient peoples determine the height of really tall objects? Young scientists and mathematicians explore the concept of using shadows to measure height in a hands-on experiment. Paired pupils measure shadows, then calculate the...
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REALLY Tall!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Conduct indirect measurements three ways. Working in groups, pupils come up with different ways to measure three tall objects indirectly. The teacher provides measurement information requested by the teams, and learners then calculate...
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How Do You Find Missing Measurements of Similar Figures Using a Proportion?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Two similar triangles have the same angles, but their legs have different lengths. This means their angles are congruent, and thusly, their corresponding sides are congruent. So there is a missing measurement that needs to be found. Set...
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Trigonometry Word Problems: Lesson

For Students 9th - 11th Standards
Look up or down to find the answer.  A segment of an extensive playlist on geometry introduces angle of depression and elevation to find indirect measurements. Using trigonometric ratios, the presentation finds missing sides and angles...
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Countdown Challenge: Shadow Sleuth

For Students 7th - 8th
In this shadow sleuth worksheet, students use proportions and indirect measurement to determine the measurement of given objects. This one-page worksheet contains three problems.
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Measuring Beads

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students compare the weight of the students's favorite soft toys directly and then indirectly using beads.
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Indirect Measurement, Surveying Trigonometry

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students measure distances using indirect measurements. In this geometry instructional activity, students apply proportion and ratios to measure heights of different objects. They differentiate between direct and indirect measurements.
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Measurement

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students explore the necessity for standards of measurement and measure length, volume, mass and angles. In this measurement lesson plan, students use their hand and foot to measure objects in the room. They compare their measurements to...
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Indirect Length Word Problem

For Students K - 2nd
Although the graphics on this length comparison exercise aren't great, pupils will get the idea. They read an indirect length word problem, which asks them to compare three animals from shortest to tallest. The wording here may be...
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Indirect Length Word Problems

For Students 1st
Word problems are a wonderful way to connect math and the real world. However, I've never seen a 12 centimeter-long apple tree. Aside from some odd word choices, this worksheet provides children with ten problems to solve by determining...
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Indirect Measurement

For Students 8th - 9th
In this geometry activity, learners differentiate between direct and indirect measurements. They create a table with their findings. There are 9 questions.
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How Tall Is It?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Find the height from afar. Teams role play as summer interns to find the height of a set of windows from the outside. Scholars must first determine how to find the height with the available tools. After determining a strategy involving...
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Indirect Measurement

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Learners measure and apply their knowledge of proportion to solve problems. In this geometry lesson, students measure using a meter stick, small mirror and measuring tape. They compare and contrast their measurements to objects outside...
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Measure the Diameter of the Sun

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Measuring the diameter of the sun may get a little heated, but using an indirect approach can help individuals keep their cool. Learners use the reflection of the sun to measure how long it takes for it to move one diameter. Using the...
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Indirectly Direct

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Student form and test hyptheses using indirect and direct observation. They launch marbles to determine the shape of a hidden object.
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Measuring With Fluids

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students investigate the concept of measurement for capacity and they use real containers to be filled of different sizes. Students use the scoops as the number of units for counting the capacity volume. Then they order the containers by...
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CORNER CABINET

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Ninth and tenth graders calculate the length, width, height, perimeter, area, volume, surface area, angle measures or sums of angle measures of common geometric figures. They solve problems involving scale drawings, models, maps or...
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Indirect Measurement with Similar Triangles

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners use similar triangles to find missing heights.  In this using similar triangles to find missing heights lesson, students use proportions to find the heights of missing side lengths.  Learners find the height of trees and...
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The Shadow Knows: Student Worksheet

For Teachers 4th - 6th
In this math worksheet, learners will work in small groups to measure the height of objects, such as trees, using their shadows. Students will be able to determine heights of objects that cannot be directly measured.
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Whatcha Gunna Do When the Hulkster's Measuring Too??

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Pupils measure using tools they have made. In this algebra lesson, students measure the height and distance using non-traditional measuring methods. They apply their findings to algebra and trigonometry properties of measurements.

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