Flag Pole Lab math 2018

Flag Pole lab

In math 10 today, we were tasked with finding the height of the flag pole outside of school by using trigonometry. We went outside with clinometers, meter sticks and roller meter sticks in order to find the height. We measured to our eye height and added that to the total height of the flag pole. I liked this lab because we did something new and interesting that still involved furthering our understanding of trigonometry


If you look closely, you can see an X we marked to help us

That’s the top of the flag pole

Liam holding the clinometer

A rolling meter stick that came in handy when we were trying to calculate distance