Forest Measurements: An Applied Approach

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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 indirect measurement techniques. Pupils will never see a tree the same again!

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Incorporate during a geometry class as real-world application of geometric measurements
  • Invite a forest ranger or similar professional to speak about the significance of the measurements
Classroom Considerations
  • Students must have an understanding of slope and right triangle calculations
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