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Lesson Description: Math Shadows is a hands-on, outside the classroom lesson in which students use shadows, similar triangles, and proportions to indirectly measure the heights of several objects on campus. By measuring the height and shadow of a student and the shadow of an object (basketball hoop, tree, flagpole) the students can create proportions to mathematically discover the height of these objects. This is a fun, active lesson that can be completed in one class period.
Math Content: Indirect Measurement, Similar Triangles, Proportions, and Metric Measurement
Time Required: 1 Class Period
Math Shadows includes:
3 Math Shadows student worksheets
2 Math Shadows Teacher Tips pages
1 Math Shadows Cover Sheet
Materials Needed: Tape Measures (inches or centimeters)
Suggested Grade Level: 5th-8th
Teacher Testimonial: Math Shadows is an activity lesson that gives students the opportunity to use some of their mathematical knowledge in the real world. They work in groups and walk around campus applying their math skills in order to find the heights of a tree, a basketball hoop, and a flagpole. A worksheet is included which allows the teacher to personalize the activity for his students by choosing other objects that are found on his own campus. Students enjoy the change of pace and the chance to work together.
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