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Saturday, October 26 • 8:45am - 9:30am
Find the height of a flag-poll using your phone and Trig

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Math is a contact sport. Get students outside and do some math. Students use to spend a day or more making cardboard clinometer . Using a free protractor app on student phone groups can get outside quickly and find the height of a flagpole. My kids love doing a real world problem using their phone with a free app to learn trigonometry. We will go over how solve trig problems on an Apple Iphone (uses Polish notation like old HP calculators) I will also show how I use Plicker, Zipgrade  before we go outside and do some trig. This is a hands on session

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avatar for Robert Hanchett

Robert Hanchett

Math teacher, Spring ISD
I taught math and science in Spring ISD for 20 years. 17 years at Westfield and 3 years at Spring Early College Academy (SECA). My goal is to make math visible. We move number around on a piece of paper to much in class
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Jennifer Boyd

Geometry & Algebra 2, Spring ISD
I am in my 6th year at Carl Wunsche Senior High School and 24th year overall. I teach Geometry and this year I am adding Algebra 2. I have experience teaching Geometry in Construction as well. I like to incorporate activities that would be helpful in the real world. I differentiate... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am CDT
RM 819

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