Students will gain an understanding of the different ways of measuring the height of a tree in their school yard, backyard or excursion. Measurements taken for professional purposes in forestry will be explored to ground these methods in a real world context.
They will compare and contrast various methods to measure items in their classrooms, discuss results and infer appropriate measuring instruments for accuracy. Students will then undertake field work outdoors to compare four methods for estimating the height of a tree, and finally explore the mathematical basis behind these approaches and why they work.
math, mathematics, trees, measurement, forestry, forest, forestlearning