Interdisciplinary studies. Forensic science. A class full of mathematicians.
In Amanda Meagher’s Honors PreCalculus class, the learning goes far beyond paper and pencil. It involves “blood.” Through a mock criminal investigation, students made four different types of (artificial) blood splatters, then used trigonometry to find the angle of droplet impact.
Using real life applications of trigonometry – the study and measurement of triangles – students performed scientific calculations by measuring distance, angles and velocity.
This is just a single example of the new interdisciplinary normal at Mount Vernon.