I need an awesome topic relating to maps/geometry!
January 3, 2012 2:16 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for an awesome video/discussion topic that relates to street maps - something appropriate for a HS geometry course.
posted by ch3cooh to Education (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm teaching the first two units of an Honors Geometry course this winter, and I'm trying to integrate some random cool projects into the standard curriculum. The first unit I need to cover reviews the algebra for parallel lines, perpendicular lines, and finding intersections, distances, and midpoints algebraically. I'm trying to make the unit more interesting by focusing on an application: road maps. I've picked out sections of cities with fairly tame road maps, and am asking students to make an even simpler version of satellite images by approximating the lines of the roads. I still need to flesh out the details of this project /and/ I'd like to spend about half an hour at the beginning of one class discussing something that students will find very cool that's at least fairly related to maps and to the algebra/geometry. Have you seen any online videos or heard any good discussions that a class of 10th grade students would find interesting?