The past few weeks I have shared a number of sites that deal directly with mathematical concepts. In today's post I will be sharing how you can use a site like Google Earth and have students answer real world perimeter and area problems.
Once you enter into Google Earth, make sure to type in a place that you/your students know. In my example I used the high school where I went as a kid.
Once the satellite image comes up
- select the ruler on the bottom left in Google Earth
- you will then see a popup in the upper right with feet as the default
- feel free to change if you desire
- select your starting point and then drag around to create the perimeter
- you will need to close the shape
- in the upper right you will then see the perimeter and area (see image below)