MAM 2016

Mathematics Awareness Month
** April 1999 **

Mathematics Awareness Month at
Almont Jr/Sr High School
Almont MI


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This happened last year... We went out on the front yard with a long piece of rope and two stakes and a couple hundred students and created the largest ellipse possible. We used the two pins and a string method on a really grand scale. This made the local news. We also issued a challenge to any other high school in Lapeer County, MI to beat ours. A school to the north of us beat our ellipse about one month later. If you're interested I can give you the equation of the ellipse and the number of students used and the area (computed by Pi*a*b). Thanks for considering this... Don Davenport