Day 161: How Tall?

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Not a lot of patience in this crowd for figuring out iPhone apps that measure the height of distant objects.

Not a lot of patience in this crowd for figuring out iPhone apps that measure the height of distant objects.

I took one group outside today to measure the height of a flagpole. We’re prepping for our Six Flags trip on Friday, where I’ll ask them to measure the height of several rides using iPhone/Android apps. This group was frustrated trying to read directions for apps they found confusing. For what it’s worth, I like iHypso Lite. Other teachers prefer their kids use the law of sines like so:

Screen Shot 2014-04-30 at 9.48.27 PM

Applying the Law of Sines to measure a height (from our pre-Six Flags day packet).

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  1. Pingback: Day 162: Height Apps | Physics180

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