Thursday, December 03, 2009

Geometry: 3-1 & 3-2 (Thursday)

Parallel Lines, Transversals, and their Angles

1. Read 3-1

2. Go to Google Earth, and zoom in on the Caribbean (southeast of the United States). Blackbeard normally trades along the route from Kingston (in modern Jamaica) to Port-au-Prince (modern Haiti), but raids and plunders along the route from the pirate haven of Tortuga (just north of Port-au-Prince) to the pirate haven of Port Royal (just north of Kingston).

The route that the Spanish armada patrols runs from Spain through these two routes, threatening Blackbeard each time. Could the terms transversal, or parallel, or skew lines be applied to these routes? If yes, which routes? If not, why not?

3. In 3-1, work problems 2, 4, 10-16 even (see example 2 & 3), 46-50 even, 53, 54, and 60

4. Read 3-2

5. In 3-2, work problems 4-10 even, 32, 34, and 42

Extra Credit: 3-2 #26-30 even, 36, and 48

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