id: 02370857
dt: j
an: 2007d.00477
au: Madden, Sean P.; Downing, James P.; Comstock, Jocelyne M.
ti: Paper moon. Simulating a total solar eclipse.
so: Math. Teach. (Reston) 99, No. 5, 312-320 (2005).
py: 2005
pu: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
la: EN
cc: M54 G44
ut: astronomy; mathematical models; geometry; circles; trigonometry
ci:
li: http://my.nctm.org
ab: Summary: This article describes a classroom activity in which a solar
eclipse is simulated and a mathematical model is developed to explain
the data. Students use manipulative devices and graphing calculators to
carry out the experiment and then compare their results to those
collected in Koolymilka, Australia, during the 2002 eclipse.
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