Colo. students learn math by paddling whitewater rafts

10/24/2013 | Post Independent (Glenwood Springs, Colo.)

Some Colorado high-school students are learning math concepts such as domain, range and piecewise functions by paddling whitewater rafting boats around a local pool. The students in the advanced algebra class at Glenwood Springs High School used computerized paddles to calculate the force needed on the paddle to move the raft at various speeds. "The kids have been really excited about seeing math in ways besides just looking at a graph. It just allows them to connect with math a little more," teacher Jordan Kurt-Mason said.

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Post Independent (Glenwood Springs, Colo.)

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