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Mathematical Lens
Mathematical Lens: Ferris wheel, Erial, New Jersey

Ron Lancaster, Jim Sandefur 

November 2005, Volume 99, Issue 4, Page 251

Abstract:

This issue: Photograph of a ferris wheel with target questions on mathematical topics that include trigonometry and calculus. Mathematical Lens uses photographs as a springboard for mathematical inquiry. The goal of this department is to encourage readers to see patterns and relationships that they can think about and extend in a mathematically playful way. Mathematical Lens is a regular department of Mathematics Teacher.

Keywords:
Trig Functions
Article
Grades 9-12
Math Coordinator / Coach
Teacher
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing