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2/03/2015

The Ancient Greeks Were Cool: Applications In Trigonometry

The ancient Greeks discovered the relationship between the earth, moon and sun. A great example of the power of the human imagination. This video demonstrates a method used by the ancient Greeks to determine the distance to the sun, a good activity for any Geometry/Astronomy class.

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Are You A Creative And Logical Problem Solver? Amazing Engineering

Engineering is a great career pathway using mathematics.

This video is from my home town in Bayonne, NJ. Bayonne has a a unique bridge but a huge problem. Bayonne has many ports with container ships importing and exporting product around the world. Since the advent of SUPER SIZE Container Ships, engineers have to use their minds to solve the real problem of this bridge being too low for clearance.

Since bridges are the life blood of connecting millions of people on a daily basis, it wasn't possible to tear down the old Bayonne bridge and then build a new one. So these engineers have decided to keep everyday traffic moving while RAISING the bridge. This video does a great job of explaining how this is possible. Cool stuff!

As a related side note, the history of the Panama Canal is amazing. It's a engineering masterpiece; however, when it was built it didn't account for Super Size Container Ships becoming too WIDE/large for the Panama Canal. Did you know they are currently building a new and WIDER Panama Canal?

2/02/2015

AP STAT Review Questions

Sit next to your ASSIGNED partner. Help one another understand the answers. Submit your answers using the FORM below. I'll be grading them from home.

EVERY STUDENT has to fill out the form to get credit. 

This will be your first PROJECT of the 2nd semester.

Tuesday, we'll finish 8-3
Wednesday, 1 day of review
Thursday and Friday.....TEST DAYS

1) CLICK HERE to see your ASSIGNED PARTNER

2) CLICK HERE to see the QUESTIONS

3) CLICK HERE to SUBMIT YOUR ANSWERS



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