This Figure This! activity provides students an opportunity to apply their knowledge of angles and compass directions to solve a problem in the context of airport runways. The introduction calls students' attention to the numbers assigned to both ends of runways. Students are asked to find a missing runway number. The activity includes links to a solution hint, the solution, related math questions, and additional resources.
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Contributed by: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Publisher

Math TopicGeometry, Measurement, Number Sense, Basic Operations, Number Concepts, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Other Math Topic

Grade Level5, 6+

Resource TypeActivity

**Additional Information**- AudienceLearner
- LanguageEnglish (USA)
- Education Topic
- Interdisciplinary Connection
- Professional DevelopmentNo
- ContributorNational Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Publisher
- Publication Date2012
- RightsCopyright (c) 2011 National Council of Teacher of Mathematics

http://www.nctm.org/about/content.aspx?id=8854 - AccessFree access

**Standards**### Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

**Related Resources****User Comments****Very practical application**

By Uncle Bob on 05/22/2012 - 09:22- A nice investigation with good background material, extra challenges for the self-directed learner. Seems that angles can be very important in this case.