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Matheson, Lauren
Raise high the ridge beam, carpenters.
Math. Teach. (Reston) 104, No. 4, 258261 (2010).
2010
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
EN
M80
G60
isosceles triangles
elementary geometry
extreme value problems
optimization
slope
trigonometry
quadratic equations
architecture
mathematical applications
Summary: Students analyze a photograph to solve mathematical questions related to the images captured in the photograph. This month, the mathematics content includes slope, trigonometry through the law of cosines, and quadratic formulas as students analyze photographs of a triangular shed.