Maths in Surveying

2017 05 26 maths surveying web 05Friday 26th May, Mr Lee's Year 10 Mathematics Augustine class attended a Maths in Surveying Excursion. The event was run by the Maths in Surveying Committee, and encouraged the students to apply a range of Mathematical skills to real life situations and consider potential careers in the field.

Assisted by the UNSW School of Surveying and Spatial Information, the day consisted of the students taking part in a multitude of activities that taught them about various aspects of surveying and what it involves.

One activity the students participated in was using trigonometry, a concept learned in class, and a special measuring device to calculate the height of a tower in Bicentennial Park. The class also had the opportunity to measure coordinates of a feature and plot it on computer software. Additionally, they learnt about measuring and calculating using sundials, and the history of surveying. These were just some of the many great activities experienced.

Overall, it was a highly informative day and the students learnt many new things about surveying and what the job incorporates. It was an amazing experience and the class were able to grow in their understanding of Maths and it’s real life applications.

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