October 20th 2012
UrbanPromise Academy's math teacher, Joann Higgins, is keeping class fun and exciting for her students. Last week, UPA's juniors and seniors learned about geometry through an outdoor archery project.
Students created their own bullseyes out of cardboard--the seniors' target, an actual bull, was especially creative and colorful--and attached them to a tree. They then shot their arrows at each target and measured the shots' lengths and angles using modern technology (the iPod) and a more old school tool (the protractor).
The lesson was related to triangles, angle measurements, and their real-world applications.