Cell Phone Coverage Area: Helping Students Achieve in Mathematics

  • Cell Phone Coverage Area: Helping Students Achieve in Mathematics

    Rose Zbiek, Shari Reed, Tracy Boone
    Cell phone coverage areas arouse students' curiosity in a lesson that engages students with area as a measure that relates to, but is different from, linear measure. Three activities (stations) are described in detail along with suggestions on introducing the lesson and closing the lesson with a rich whole class discussion. Activities include using a "tower tool" to simulate placing a cell phone tower on a county map for optimal coverage.