1.Obtain topographical maps of mountains or hills. Use State Parks websites you can find online.
2. Choose a hiking trail or ski trail to analyze.
3. Choose a scale factor appropriate to create a model of the hill or mountain. Take in consideration the scale factor in the map you obtain.
4. On a spreadsheet software (Excel), record the horizontal distance ("run") covered for each "rise" represented by a contour line on the map (Contour lines typically show altitudes separated by 10 or 100feet) Record these values in two columns as x and y, and continue up to the summit.
A.Is the information recorded a Function? if so, what type of function?
B. The information gathered is what kind of relation? Discrete or Continuous?
C. Write an equation to show the Best Fit Line. Display the graph. Is this a Discrete or Continuous relation?
D. Use the information of the linear function to build a scale model of the mountain. Must show the information you gathered in a poster. The poster should be able to stand on it's own.
E. The final Project should be a 3D version of the mountain. Flag all points recorded with markings on the mountain and a poster with the map and displaying the information. HINT: Choose some famous mountains to obtain extra credit.
The work will be displayed in the Media Center.
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