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.

random caveat: Season 14 had a deaf participant!

I will give students 2 options -

I'm really excited about this! I was so proud of my students after their Triangle test, because they struggled through some tough problems and tried to make sense of them. I think this will be a good opportunity to challenge their thinking skills even further and give them some freedom. I wish I could have more trig involved in Option 1, but I'm not sure how to do it naturally.

Thoughts?

**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 maps
- Go to http://brtva-math.wikispaces.com/
- Click Trigonometry in the left navigation bar
- Click Amazing Race
- Follow the directions.

__Option 2:__(taken from @krisreid72's project) Significant amount of trig involved, along with challenging thought processes- Find the quickest and safest path from the Golden Triangle to the finish line at the Mabu-mabu tribe
- Primary tools
- Paper map of possible trails
- Rules/directions/important information (see page 2 of this document)
- Law of Sines/Law of Cosines/general trig knowledge

I'm really excited about this! I was so proud of my students after their Triangle test, because they struggled through some tough problems and tried to make sense of them. I think this will be a good opportunity to challenge their thinking skills even further and give them some freedom. I wish I could have more trig involved in Option 1, but I'm not sure how to do it naturally.

Thoughts?

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