Algebra 1 Students Take on the Sun

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Algebra 1 Students Take on the Sun

Rachel Aravich, Staff Writer

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Eighth grade Algebra 1 students watched a clip of Mr Burns trying to block the sun over Springfield in The Simpsons. Mrs. Lauren Rice then directed her students to use ratios, slope, and direct variation to find the size of discs that would be needed to block the sun over a city at various distances.