ERIC Number: ED430785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Estimating the Distance to the Moon--Its Relevance to Mathematics. Core-Plus Mathematics Project.
Stern, David P.
This document features an activity for estimating the distance from the earth to the moon during a solar eclipse based on calculations performed by the ancient Greek astronomer Hipparchus. Historical, mathematical, and scientific details about the calculation are provided. Internet resources for teachers to obtain more information on the subject are also listed. (WRM)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Geometry, Higher Education, Integrated Activities, Mathematics Education, Mathematics History, Moons, Science Education, Secondary Education, Space Sciences, Trigonometry
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.