Flag Pole Lab Math 2018

In this lab, we had to find out the height of the Canadian flagpole in front of our school. We were supposed to use triangulation to calculate the height. Our idea was to measure from two different distances then see if they were the same. We measured from 2m and 10m. Our answer’s varied by about 2 meters. We developed another strategy to measure my height and my shadow’s height. We then took the quotient of my height/my shadow’s height. Then we multiplied that number by the hight of the flagpole. Which gave us an answer of 10.6. Which was not close to either of our other calculations so we went with that anyway.