Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Google Earth

Obviously a very powerful app. It would be interesting to incorporate Google Earth in a math research project. During the study of exponential and logarithmic functions we look at the Richter Scale used to measure seismic activity: earthquakes. (The Richter Scale is logarithmic.) We could use google earth to locate earthquakes of differing magnitudes to give students a sense of where and how frequently earth quakes occur.