Sharp-Ness of Bends

This Sharp-Ness of Bends assessment also includes:

Define the sharpest in the group. Given a section of a trail map, pupils determine a method to measure the sharpness of each turn in the path. Individuals then determine what modifications to their formulas to make to find the sharpness of turns on a stretch of a marathon path and a water slide.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Conduct a demonstration on how a person turns through an angle that appears to be just an acute angle turn
  • Ask cross-country runners to explain how they navigate a winding course
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals must understand how to measure angles and their supplements

  • Includes a rubric on how to distribute points
  • Provides several ways to quantify the sharpness

  • None