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Mathematical Lens
Mathematical Lens: Wagon, Luang Prabang, Laos

Ron Lancaster 

April 2008, Volume 101, Issue 8, Page 586

Abstract:

This month: Photograph of a wagon and its wheels. The mathematics involves similar triangles, ratio, proportion, and the notion of work, among others. Students analyze a photograph to solve mathematical questions related to images captured in photographs. Edited by Brigitte Bentele. The mathematical relationships in real world objects are analyzed using Geometer's Sketchpad. 

Keywords:
Article
Graphing
Computers
Right Triangle Trig
Conceptual Development
Grades 9-12
Dimensional Analysis
Teacher
Modeling
Shapes
Similarity / Congruence
Ratios / Proportions