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Geometry Connections: Ancient Greece to the 2024 Solar Eclipse
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Geometry Connections: Ancient Greece to the 2024 Solar Eclipse

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Subject MathGeometry
Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Activity, Presentation
Standards Alignment
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Objective:

Students will be able to apply their understanding of the properties of circles in a modeling context, particularly re-creating ancient methods of measurement using data from the upcoming solar eclipse.

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Ancient Greece to the 2024 Solar Eclipse LESSON.pdf

Activity
February 13, 2020
1.21 MB

Ancient Greece to the 2024 Solar Eclipse PRESENTATION.pdf

Presentation
February 13, 2020
224.64 KB

Printable instructions for constructing a square inscribed in a circle with compass and straightedge or ruler.pdf

Presentation
February 13, 2020
901.45 KB

Standards

Use geometric shapes, their measures, and their properties to describe objects (e.g., modeling a tree trunk or a human torso as a cylinder).
Derive using similarity that the length of the arc intercepted by an angle is proportional to the radius. Derive and use the formula for the area of a sector. Understand the radian measure of the angle as a unit of measure.

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