More ways to teach math with Google Earth

Last year we showed you a great article from Katrina Schwartz about how you can use Google Earth to teach math.  A recent article on Techno-Rebel posted a similar idea, but from a slightly different angle.  Instead of fairly complex questions like Katrina shared (“map the 22 Iditarod checkpoints and had students calculate the time it takes their mush team to get to each stop”), the ones on Techno-Rebel are aimed at a younger audience.  For example, one is “If Disneyland were a clock, what shape would you see at 5:00?”:

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To take it further, they’ve created a short video that shows more examples:

The video includes a handful of neat ideas to help make learning more interactive.  Check out their full article to see more.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.



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