Using Triangulation
to Measure Mountain
Ranges on Mars:
A Look at Stereopsis
& Computer Vision
- SUBJECT:
- Geometry
- LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
- 1. Students will be able to assess whether they have enough information to find the dimensions of a distant object.
- 2. Students will describe triangulation and why it is useful.
- 3. Students will compute the Surface Area and/or Volume of a solid given limited information from two known locations.
- 4. Students will construct a Graphometer|Alidade|Surveyors Compass.
- 5. Students will justify the accuracy of their measurement of nearby objects, and predict what occurs, as objects are geospatially further apart
- LEARNING STANDARDS:
- Measurement Standard
- Geometry and Spatial Sense Standard
- Data Analysis & Probability Standard