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234- The Trigonometry of Endurance: Teaching Geometry through Shackleton's Voyage

Thursday, April 14, 2011: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
120 (Convention Center)
Lead Speaker:
Justin Dimmel
Brendan Kenny

The speakers will present an inquiry-based geometry course that investigates the footings of celestial navigation. The course tells the mathematical story underlying Shackleton's incredible voyage: crossing 800 miles of the Drake Passage with only a sextant and a watch. This story is told through geometry problems that high school students can solve.

Presentation Format: 9-12 Session
Grade Band Audience: 9 to 12, Higher Education

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