…What’s my angle? – We’ve used a little Solar geometry to analyze and estimate the proper angle for the tilt of my Solar panels. Should I tilt the panels on my roof to more accurately aim towards the Sun? If so, at what angle should I use? Should I be able to adjust the panels to better receive low winter Sun and high summer Sun? How do I figure all of this out? 7.G.B, 8.EE.B, HSG.CO, HSG.SRT, HS.TF, HS.C, MP2… 0, 11

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# Total solar eclipse – apparent sizes

…seem to cover the sun completely? We’ve created a pretty extensive investigation about the geometry of a solar eclipse and the apparent size of both the moon and sun as seen from the earth. This activity can be done with or without trigonometry so it is appropriate for students 6th grade and higher. Get your students ready. Never look directly at the sun without ISO and CE certified solar eclipse glasses. The activity: 2017SolarEclipse.pdf CCSS: 6.RP.3, 7.G.1, 7.RP.2, HSG.SRT.C.6, HSG.SRT.C.8,… 0, 6

# Do you have text neck?

…n in order to approximate the weight of a head at different angles. This seems like an important topic for young people to understand … angles, functions, head weight analysis and their health! The activity: text_neck.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx, analysis and solutions. text-neck.docx text-neck-solution.pdf CCSS: 8.SP.1. 8.SP.2, 8.SP.3, HSM, HSS.ID.B.6, HSS.ID.C.7, HSG.SRT.C.8, HSG.SRT.D.11… 0, 4

# Wrapping presents on the diagonal

…by 6 and 6 by 8 faces. Students can figure out the diagonal length by doing a little scale conversion work. How much wrapping paper does this method save? Should you just use a gift bag? The activity: Diagonal-wrapping-paper.pdf CCSS: 7.G.6, 8.G.7, HSG.SRT.C.8, HSG.MG.A.3, MP3, MP4 For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. Diagonal-wrapping-paper.docx Diagonal-wrapping-paper-solution.pdf Finally ask students to try to explain why this diagonal method works…. 0, 3

# What’s my angle?

…going to help save the planet by adding solar panels to my roof! Should I tilt the panels on my roof to more accurately aim towards the Sun? If so, at what angle should I use? Should I be able to adjust the panels to better receive low winter Sun and high summer Sun? How do I figure all of this out? The activity: SolarPanelAngle.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. SolarPanelAngle.docx SolarPanelAngle-solution.pdf CCSS: 7.G.B, 8.EE.B, HSG.CO, HSG.SRT, HS.TF, HS.C, MP2… 0, 3

# HDTV Surprise!

…were your holidays? Your school vacation? Mine was good. I surprised my family with this HDTV, which I wrapped and hung on our wall. The size of an HDTV is determined by the length of its diagonal. What size HDTV could this be? Knowing that HDTV dimensions follow a 16:9 ratio (L & W), do you think this could be an HDTV? No scale is provided, how can you make your own? Note: This task can be solved with or without the use of the Pythagorean Theorem. CCSS: 7.G.1, 7.RP.3, 8.G.7, HSG.SRT.C.8… 0, 2

# A parametric heart … with love

…Valentine’s Day is a good excuse to explore parametric equations. First students figure the coordinates of this figure using trigonometric unit triangles. Then they simplify and accelerate this task with either a graphing calculator or with online software like Desmos or GraphSketch.com. The activity: ParametricHeart.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx, an Excel sheet, and tips/solutions. ParametricHeart.docx ParametricHeart.xlsx ParametricHeart-solution.pdf CCSS:HSG.SRT, HSF.TF… 0, 2

# Columbus Day and navigating into the infinite-looking ocean

…ontinent. Sailing West was a huge navigational feat. Fortunately Columbus’s ships experienced good weather but they landed in the Caribbean … not southern Asia. Use some of what we know now about navigation to examine this trek and do some reasoning and experimentation with the data. For younger students you might consider using only the first part of the activity. The activity: 1492.pdf CCSS: 5.G, 6.RP, 7.RP, 8.G.B, HSG.SRT.C.8 For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. 1492.doc… 0, 2

# Fish tale, go figure

…this activity by a math teacher and blogger, Martin Joyce. Extension: Once you figure out which fish swims a greater distance think about how much faster that fish has to swim compared to the other fish in order to get to the food at the same time? The Activity: fish-tale.pdf For members we have editable Word docs and solutions. fish-tale.doc fish-tale-solution.pdf CCSS: 8.G.7, HSG.SRT.C.8… 0, 2

# Pre-winter holiday activities!

…nts on the diagonal – Dr. Sara Santos has figured out the most efficient way to wrap presents with no waste. Why does this work? Let students wrap packages in class traditionally and this new way to encourage conversation and analysis. 7.G.6, 8.G.7, HSG.SRT.C.8, HSG.MG.A.3, MP3, MP4 Why do the dates of Hanukkah keep changing? – December 24th, is the first night of Hanukkah this year. I think it was much earlier in December last year. Why isn’t it always on the same date? Students look at the… 0, 9