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116- Moving a Wall: An Unbelievable Lesson about Measuring Unimaginable Distances

Thursday, April 14, 2011: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Grand Ballroom IX (JW Marriott)
Lead Speaker:
Adam R. Poetzel
Joseph Muskin and Matthew C. Hopkins

Experience an incredible lesson that can fit in any geometry or trigonometry course! Using basic properties of triangles and circles and a few simple tools, students calculate how much a wall moves when pushed. The lesson connects mathematics to nanotechnology and produces a real-world application of math concepts that students won't forget.

Presentation Format: 9-12 Gallery Workshop
Grade Band Audience: Preservice and Inservice, 9 to 12

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