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12 resources with the concept indirect measurement

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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 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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How Tall is the Tree?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Pairs or small groups work together to determine the height of a tree using similar triangles. Learners make a judgement which direction to let a tree fall to avoid hitting any structures. They then write letters to the principal...
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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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Should I Get My Mole Checked Out?

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
You definitely want to check out this mole! Chemistry scholars experiment to observe an unobservable quantity with an engaging lesson plan from K20. Partners collaborate to determine what's inside an opaque box, then complete a series of...
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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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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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How Tall Am I?

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Which method results in a better estimate of the height? Using  different methods, groups estimate the height of three objects on campus. They record their measurements and any necessary computations and compare them to the actual...
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How Do You Measure the Immeasurable?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do you measure a distance where the measurement tool will not reach? Pupils use the concept of similar triangles to perform indirect measurements. The lesson asks teachers to demonstrate the method and lead the class through a set of...
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River Width

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Just how wide of a river runs through it? The assessment provides a scenario of finding the distance across a river. Given two markers on one side of the river and the angles formed by them and an object on the other side of the river,...
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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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Modeling Using Similarity

For Teachers 8th Standards
How do you find the lengths of items that cannot be directly measured? The 13th installment in a series of 16 has pupils use the similarity content learned in an earlier resource to solve real-world problems. Class members determine...