Letters to the Editor
- Published on Saturday, 03 March 2012 22:06
- Written by Special to Alachua County Today
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Using skills they developed in the classroom, the young mathematicians were required to measure the length and width of the building in meters, and using trigonometric ratios, to determine the height of each building.
Students also had to sketch a map of the building, labeling all doors and windows, and had to know the distances of each to build the scale model. Using the correct formulas and measurements to calculate the area and perimeter of the building, they made a scale drawing using graph paper, drawing the walls, windows, doorways and closets. With materials of their choice, they then created the scale model structures representing structures throughout the school campus.