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Trig Project Idea....suggestions?

Inspired by @krisreid72 sharing this document with @Fouss, combined with the fact that I was looking for something that my trig students (who just finished a unit on solving triangles using Law of Sines/Law of Cosines) could wrestle with while I am out of the classroom Monday and Tuesday, I came up with an idea.

The Amazing Race!
random caveat: Season 14 had a deaf participant!

I will give students 2 options -

Option 1: No real trig involved, but still challenging thought processes and more stops to make
Find the shortest "round-the-world" trip visiting many of the tallest buildings in the world.Assume (for the current purposes of this project) that you have a private jet/helicopter that can take off/land anywhere in the world.Primary tool: Google mapsGo to http://brtva-math.wikispaces.com/Click Trigonometry in the left navigation barClick Amazing RaceFollow the directions.Option 2: (taken from @krisreid72's project) Significant amount of trig involved, along with challengi…

Blogging hiatus

I am still alive...I am still teaching...I am still moving, mostly forward.

I've really been struggling to keep up with things, mainly extra-curriculars (as a sponsor, or my own hobbies!) while at the same time being wholly present in my classroom as we're reviewing for end of course tests. I have a list of blog post ideas that haven't materialized...maybe some day soon.

Just wanted to say that I'm still here.