How Tall Is It?

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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 trigonometric ratios, the groups gather measurements and calculate the heights.

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Instructional Ideas
  • If time allows, have the class use multiple measurements to increase the accuracy
  • Use technology such as a clinometer on a phone to determine the angle of elevation, 
Classroom Considerations
  • Require finding something at the school to measure 
  • Provides teacher talk suggestions to aid the class in coming up with a strategy
  • Includes a sample of work
  • None
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