This online activity opens with a map that illustrates three intersecting airport runways. The introduction calls students' attention to the numbers present at both ends. One runway number is missing, and students are challenged to determine what the number should be. This activity is one of 80 applied mathematics challenges featured on the FigureThis! web site. The importance of navigation to pilots, explorers, and scouts is noted. Students are encouraged to begin the activity by adding a zero to each runway number and then correlating the numbers to the angle degrees measured by a compass. The activity includes links to a solution hint, the solution, related math questions, and additional resources. Copyright 2005 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse


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