Columbus Day Math!

October 10th, 2011 by diane Leave a reply »

Hi! It’s Monday, October 10, 2011 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Columbus Navigation Homepage

Age Range: 9 and up (with parental supervision)

It’s Columbus Day, a U.S. federal holiday. This website (that we’ve featured in the past) integrates math into the history, navigation and landfall of Christopher Columbus. When you get to the site you will see a menu that includes:

*Columbus’ Navigation — Learn what “dead reckoning” means and how Columbus used celestial navigation. Explore nautical math terms like “league.” Learn how fast the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria sailed and how much cargo they carried. Explore the theories of Columbus’ first land fall (and the mathematical calculations that back them up).

*Columbus’ History — See a timeline of Columbus’ voyages and events.

*Columbus Special Topics — Explore some personal opinion pieces by the webmaster on the topics of who really discovered America, and the destruction of native peoples. Parents, as always, should PREVIEW this information to determine suitability of content.


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