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How Do You Solve a Problem Using Indirect Measurement with Shadows?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Using indirect measurement, this video shows viewers how to find the height of a flagpole. The lecturer employs drawings as well as proportions to solve this problem, explaining each step. A useful resource to aid struggling learners and...
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How Do You Solve a Problem Using Indirect Measurement with Shadows?

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Using indirect measurement, this video shows viewers how to find the height of a flagpole. The lecturer employs drawings as well as proportions to solve this problem, explaining each step. A useful resource to aid struggling learners and...
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Indirect Measurement: Lesson

For Students 7th - 11th Standards
When the tape measure will not reach, use similarity. An installment of a large playlist on geometry introduces the method of indirect measurement. Using a story of finding the distance to the sun, the video shows how to use similar...
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Landscape Architects: Working with Indirect Measurement

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Working as a landscape architect, your designers calculate the measurement of the school flagpole as a guide to picking the right trees for their plan. Using indirect measurement with proportions, the goal is to calculate how high they...
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Direct and Indirect Measurement of Area

For Students 7th
In this measurement of area worksheet, 7th graders identify and complete 5 different problems that including determining the measurement of an area in a shamrock figure. First, they determine the area of the shamrock illustrated by...
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Forest Measurements: An Applied Approach

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Geometry—it's not just for the math classroom! Learners explore the field of forestry through a mathematical lens. An instructional resource explains how forest workers collect data about trees such as height, diameter, and age using...
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Indirect Measurement Techniques-- Grade Eight

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore indirect measurement.  In this elementary mathematics lesson, 8th graders use shadows and the concept of similarity mirrors to see reflected images and use a stadia to conduct indirect measurement.  The lesson...
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Landscape Architects: Working with Indirect Measurement

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students measure the flag pole using indirect measurement. In this geometry lesson, students use the properties of geometry and indirect measurement to landscape properties. They relate indirect measurement to architecture and landscaping.
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Looking Up--Indirect Measurement Using Trigonometry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students solve indirect ratios.  In this indirect measurement lesson, students explore trigonometric functions and ratios using outdoor objects.  They estimate heights and  perform indirect measurements.
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How Do You Measure the Immeasurable?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do you measure a distance where the measurement tool will not reach? Pupils use the concept of similar triangles to perform indirect measurements. The lesson asks teachers to demonstrate the method and lead the class through a set of...
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Measuring Shadows Using an Ancient Method

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
How did ancient peoples determine the height of really tall objects? Young scientists and mathematicians explore the concept of using shadows to measure height in a hands-on experiment. Paired pupils measure shadows, then calculate the...
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REALLY Tall!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Conduct indirect measurements three ways. Working in groups, pupils come up with different ways to measure three tall objects indirectly. The teacher provides measurement information requested by the teams, and learners then calculate...
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How Do You Find Missing Measurements of Similar Figures Using a Proportion?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Two similar triangles have the same angles, but their legs have different lengths. This means their angles are congruent, and thusly, their corresponding sides are congruent. So there is a missing measurement that needs to be found. Set...
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Trigonometry Word Problems: Lesson

For Students 9th - 11th Standards
Look up or down to find the answer.  A segment of an extensive playlist on geometry introduces angle of depression and elevation to find indirect measurements. Using trigonometric ratios, the presentation finds missing sides and angles...
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Countdown Challenge: Shadow Sleuth

For Students 7th - 8th
In this shadow sleuth learning exercise, students use proportions and indirect measurement to determine the measurement of given objects. This one-page learning exercise contains three problems.
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Measuring Beads

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students compare the weight of the students's favorite soft toys directly and then indirectly using beads.
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Measuring Up

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Proportional reasoning, ratio, and indirect measurement come to life in a series of seven lessons. Learners will convert measurements into customary and metric units. They also use real-world examples to solve problems involving scale as...
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Indirect Measurement, Surveying Trigonometry

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students measure distances using indirect measurements. In this geometry lesson, students apply proportion and ratios to measure heights of different objects. They differentiate between direct and indirect measurements.
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Measurement

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Young scholars explore the necessity for standards of measurement and measure length, volume, mass and angles. In this measurement lesson plan, students use their hand and foot to measure objects in the room. They compare their...
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Ballooning Inside the Box

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students use similar triangles to solve a real-world problem.  In this geometry lesson plan, students explore properties of ratios and proportion as used in similar triangles and use proportions to determine the indirect height of an...
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Indirect Length Word Problem

For Students K - 2nd
Although the graphics on this length comparison exercise aren't great, pupils will get the idea. They read an indirect length word problem, which asks them to compare three animals from shortest to tallest. The wording here may be...
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Indirect Length Word Problems

For Students 1st
Word problems are a wonderful way to connect math and the real world. However, I've never seen a 12 centimeter-long apple tree. Aside from some odd word choices, this worksheet provides children with ten problems to solve by determining...
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"Similari-Tree"

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders investigate direct and indirect measurement.  In this eighth grade geometry and measurement lesson, 8th graders investigate a variety of methods for measuring the height of a tree.  Students investigate and use the...
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How Tall Am I?

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Which method results in a better estimate of the height? Using  different methods, groups estimate the height of three objects on campus. They record their measurements and any necessary computations and compare them to the actual...

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