Can your landscape architecture company come up with an educational template for the Cheyenne Wind professional baseball team? Can you triangulate distances of launched baseballs? Find out in this real life applied mathematics challenge, and practice common core standards from a long list.
In this lesson, students use calculation skills, geometry, measurement, and graphic design to construct an accurate scale model of a baseball field. Once constructed, students apply math and geometry as they launch tiny “baseballs” from home plate and triangulate distances (to scale).
Several presentation options in the lesson allow the teacher to choose the difficulty of the task—making this lesson appropriate from advanced 4th grade skills through 8th grade. Whether it be basic measurement to scaling to the Pythagorean Theorem, your students will find this applied math task interesting and challenging.
This lesson comes with ready-to-print student instructions, step-by-step solutions and examples, a printable data chart, and everything you’ll need to get started. All materials used in the lesson are commonly found in the classroom or easily gathered with very little cost involved.