In this project, students explored how geometry and trigonometry could be applied to solve practical problems in daily life.

How tall are the buildings on MCA's campus?

As freshmen in Geometry considered this question, they began researching different methods for measuring heights, then selected two methods that they believed would work well geometrically and explained why, as well as two methods that wouldn't work and explained why not. Next, they created a plan to test their chosen methods at home, documenting any challenges faced and the outcomes. If needed, they modified the methods and tested them again to determine if the changes improved accuracy. Finally, in pairs, students used their chosen methods to measure the heights of campus buildings and analyzed the results, noting differences, if any, in the final outcomes of their methods.



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