National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2012 Regional Conference and Exposition: Hartford, Connecticut

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13- Sinuosity, Crookedest Street in the World, Rivers, and y=sin x

Thursday, October 25, 2012: 8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Ballroom D (Marriott)
Lead Speaker:
Ron Lancaster

Lombard and Vermont Streets in San Francisco are two of the most crooked streets in the U.S. We will use Sketchpad and Nspire CAS to explore sinuosity, a ratio used to measure the crookedness of these streets, of rivers, and of y = sin x. Connections to mathematical topics will include trigonometry, circles, distance between two points, and arc length.

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

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