This activity could be used as an introduction to trig ratios. Students figure out the approximate length of the huge branch that I have to fell for safety and firewood. After approximating the branch's length, they calculate how many logs I will be creating and the time it will take me to cut it up.
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CCSS: 7.RP, 8-RP, G-SRT, G-MG