Over the Hill

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Can you hear me from there? Pupils determine the place to build a cell tower on a hill. The class uses constraints and creates a scale drawing on a coordinate system to calculate the exact location of the base of the cell tower.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Lead a discussion on what individuals should know after the class has time to look at problem one
  • Talk about why it would be important to a construction company to not build too high on the hill
Classroom Considerations

  • It would help if students know how to solve systems of equations and find distances with similar triangles
Pros

  • The problem has a variety of access points for learners at different levels
  • Includes descriptions of a variety of solution paths
Cons

  • None