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NUMB3RS - Season 3 - "Spree, Part I" - Traveling on Good Circles

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

Students will find the shortest great circle distance between two cities. Students will investigate and use a formula that uses the latitude and longitude of each city to find this distance.

Before the Activity

Download the attached PDF and look over the Teacher page.

During the Activity

Discuss the materials from the Student Page with your class.

After the Activity

Encourage students to explore web sites and questions from the Extensions page.