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Other

Description:

This is a set of four, one-page problems about the distance craft travel on Mars. Learners will use the Pythagorean Theorem to determine distance between a series of hypothetical exploration sites within Gale Crater on Mars. Options are presented so that students may learn about the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission through a NASA press release or by viewing a NASA eClips video [6 min.]. This activity is part of the Space Math multi-media modules that integrate NASA press releases, NASA archival video, and mathematics problems targeted at specific math standards commonly encountered in middle school.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Engineering and technology:Aircraft, probes, satellites and/or spacecraft,Middle School,NSDL,Planetary Science,Mathematics:Geometry,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Grade 8,Mathematics:Problem solving,Engineering,MSL,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Mars Exploration Program,Mathematics,Technology,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140811103344161T

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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