Pythagorean Theorem: Exploring Space Through Math — Lunar Rover

Audience: Grades 8-12 Educators

Event Date: April 23, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. EDT

Learn to use the distance formula and the Pythagorean theorem to determine the minimal path and minimal time for a lunar rover to perform tasks on the surface of the moon. Participants need a basic knowledge of scale factor and application of the Pythagorean theorem. Having access to a calculator is helpful but not necessary for the session. The activity provides many opportunities for incorporating national mathematics learning standards into the curriculum as well as addressing Common Core State Standards, Mathematics.

For more information and to register online, visit the NSTA Learning Center.