Who says it too cold for a Geometry Experiment?

indirect measurement

mr herrles class

Mr. Herrle's math classes decided to take advantage of yesterday's sunshine and explore indirect measurement outside! If you were wondering, indirect measurement is a method of using proportions to find an unknown length or distance in similar figures. Two common ways to achieve indirect measurement involve (1) using a mirror on the ground and (2) using shadow lengths and find an object's height.

Mr. Herrle's class decided to try both methods. Using both their shadows and a few mirrors (and a tape measure of course) students were able to discover the properties of similar figures. As you can see, the students had a blast and Mr. Herrle's class is definitely #BigBlueOnTheMove

shadow measurement
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