The Puppy’s Empire

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Dogs can't do math ... but people sure can! A set of five lessons has scholars apply math concepts to solve problems related to buying a new dog, such as designing a fence and a dog house, estimating how large the dog will become, and determining the best angle to throw a ball. It requires using the distance formula, the equation of a circle, trigonometry, regular polygons, and functions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups develop similar math problems for cat ownership to share with the class
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson is intended for learners in a high school capstone course
  • Graphing calculators are necessary
Pros
  • Provides homework assignments for practice
  • Includes a rubric for the project
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  • None