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Exploring Space Through Math:  Precalculus Series

Exploring Space Through Math: Precalculus Series

This site provides several activities involving space exploration that fit into the Precalculus Curriculum.  The mathematics that is used includes using trigonometry to manipulate a robotic arm in space, modeling projectile motion, using spherical coordinates to track the ISS, investigating the elliptical orbits of rondevous to the ISS, and several other applications to NASA activities.  Students are asked to read about the space exploration related application and then answer several questions that require these pre-calculus topics in order to successfully answer them.



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