Catch Me If You Can!

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Crime doesn't pay, but everyone can learn from it. Learners consider different situations involving mischief at a school, such as stink bombs and rockets, and analyze them using mathematics. They must apply trigonometry, quadratic equations, best fit curves, similarity, and the formulas for the area and circumference of circles.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Invite a crime scene investigator to talk about the mathematics skills needed for the job
Classroom Considerations
  • Lessons require a variety of prerequisite knowledge; see the resource for more details
  • Access to a computer is necessary for some of the activities
  • Provides detailed lesson guides for instructors
  • Includes homework assignments for independent practice
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