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289- Find the Area of the Convention Center Using Determinants

Thursday, April 14, 2011: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Grand Ballroom V (JW Marriott)
Lead Speaker:
Ronald G. Armontrout

Students can use Google maps to find the footprint of any building. Connecting geometry and algebra, areas of quadrilaterals and triangles can be calculated using two-by-two determinants. This presentation will develop and prove these relationships and then apply the determinants to find the area of the Indianapolis Convention Center.

Presentation Format: 9-12 Session
Grade Band Audience: 9 to 12

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