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Discovery Zone - Mission Challenge

CHALLENGE #6: FINDING THE DISTANCE FROM DEEP IMPACT SPACECRAFT TO THE MOON

SPECIFIC MATHEMATICS STANDARDS ADDRESSED IN DEEP IMPACT MISSION CHALLENGE from Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM)

Geometry
Analyze characteristics and properties of two- and three- dimensional geometric shapes and develop mathematical arguments about geometric relationships.

  • Grades 9-12 - Use trigonometric relationships to determine lengths and angle measures

Specify locations and describe spatial relationships using coordinate geometry and other representational systems

  • Grades 9-12 - Use Cartesian coordinates and other coordinate systems, such as navigational, polar, or spherical systems, to analyze geometric situations

Use visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling to solve problems

  • Grades 9-12 - Use geometric ideas to solve problems in, and gain insights into, other disciplines and other areas of interest such as art and architecture

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