Guide to Aerodynamics
Elliptical Wing Problem Set
Subject Area : Geometry
Grade Level: 10-11
National Mathematics Standards:
- Use, with increasing
confidence, problem-solving approaches to investigate and understand
- Follow logical
- Use and value
the connections between mathematics and other disciplines.
- Represent situations
that involve variable quantities with expressions and equations.
- Research Tools
- Use content-specific tools, software and simulations (e.g., environmental
probes, graphing calculators, exploratory environments, Web tools)
to support learning and research.
and Decision-Making Tools - Routinely and efficiently use on-line
information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research, publications,
communications, and productivity.
an explanation from a NASA Web-based textbook, you will demonstrate
your understanding of elliptical parameters and the text by applying
them to actual aircraft data.
to Aerodynamics is a "textbook" of information prepared at NASA Glenn
Research Center to help you better understand how airplanes work. Click
Beginner's Guide Index to
access the list of slides. Open the slide called Wing
Geometry Definitions (with text) and read the definitions.
Using the information shown at Elliptical
Wing Activity and additional information you will access from the
World Wide Web, complete the problems designed to demonstrate your ability
to relate algebraic and geometric expressions to aircraft data.
you and your partner(s), will be evaluated on the accuracy or feasibility
of your answers.
demonstrate the ability to use information found on the World Wide Web
and apply it to algebraic and geometric expressions.
: Corrine Rawlin, Wellington High School, Wellington, Ohio.