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How Astronauts Use Math
  • Format
  • Authored by: Mary Hense; Math Curriculum Consultant: Rhea A. Stewart, M.A., Specialist in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education
  • From the Series: Math in the Real World
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  • ISBN-10: 1438130651
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-3065-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea Clubhouse
  • Published: 10/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 510
  • Reading Level: Grades 3-5
  • Pages: 32


When astronauts fly into space to conduct missions, it is made possible because of precise mathematical calculations, from how the spacecraft leaves Earth's atmosphere to how the astronauts pilot the craft. How Astronauts Use Math reveals how designers use math to calculate distance, speed, velocity, and their own safety when creating space-faring vehicles.

Concepts and skills emphasized include:

  • Number Sense and Operations
  • Problem Solving
  • Estimation
  • Measurement
  • Data Analysis
  • Algebraic Thinking
  • Geometry and Spatial Sense.



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