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4cdd5cbb5d6e2 Computing the height of the sign
Measuring height and shadow
Measuring the shadow
Computing the height of the sign

Math in Action

November 09, 2010

The 8th grade math classes are studying indirect measurement. They went outside to estimate the height of the Bobcat sign.


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The students used shadow reckoning and ratios to set up their proportion. They measured the height and shadow of a student to compare with the length of sign's shadow. If you would like to know the answer, ask an 8th grader.


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