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Stevens Institute of Technology

Estimate the Circumference of the Earth
using Eratosthenes' Method

Links to Course Competencies

This RWLO could be applied in the following courses: Geometry, Math, History of Science and Math, and others. Specifically, this RWLO meets the following Mathematics course competencies:

  • See how mathematics and science work together in explaining a real world phenomenon.
  • Use proportions to solve problems, make comparisons, and estimate the circumference of the earth.
  • Utilize geometry and trigonometry in real world applications.
  • Math / science through the ages.




(NOTE: this RWLO is based on the Noon Day Project)

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