By US Air Force
Feb 17, 2004, 09:04 PST

Math In Flight
Learning Math With Lessons On The Wright Brothers
Download the Math in Flight Lesson (PDF file – Adobe Acrobat Required)

On December 17, 2003, we will be celebrating the centennial anniversary of the Wright brother’s first powered flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The US Air Force has created this excellent Math In Flight education package to help celebrate the event.

In this package you will learn about calculating the center of gravity of an object, atmospheric pressure, time zones calculations, directional headings, slope of descent when landing a plane, the effect of headwinds and tailwinds on speed, and the effect of crosswinds on directional headings. This is a fascinating exploration of math and flight. Enjoy!

Have additional fun with these cool posters that you can download, print, and hang in your room. Click on the image to download the poster. (PDF file – Adobe Acrobat Required)









Source: US Air ForceCentennial of Fligh Project

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Math in Flight – student version. (2012, December 7). In ClassBrain Teens. Retrieved 04:56, January 24, 2017, from http://classbrain.net/teens/math-in-flight-student-version/
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AMA style
Cynthia Kirkeby, Math in Flight – student version. ClassBrain Teens. December 7, 2012, 13:09 UTC. Available at: http://classbrain.net/teens/math-in-flight-student-version/. Accessed January 24, 2017.

Citation styles

APA style
Math in Flight – student version. (2012, December 7). In ClassBrain Teens. Retrieved 04:56, January 24, 2017, from http://classbrain.net/teens/math-in-flight-student-version/
MLA style
Cynthia Kirkeby, “Math in Flight – student version.” ClassBrain Teens. 7 December 2012, 13:09 UTC. . 24 Jan 2017 <http://classbrain.net/teens/math-in-flight-student-version/>.
MHRA style
Cynthia Kirkeby, 'Math in Flight – student version', ClassBrain Teens, 7 December 2012, 13:09 UTC, <http://classbrain.net/teens/math-in-flight-student-version/> [accessed 24 January 2017]
The Chicago Manual of Style
Cynthia Kirkeby, “Math in Flight – student version.” ClassBrain Teens, http://classbrain.net/teens/math-in-flight-student-version/ [accessed January 24, 2017].
CBE/CSE style
Cynthia Kirkeby, Math in Flight – student version [Internet]. ClassBrain Teens; 2012 December 7, 13:09 UTC [cited 2017 Jan 24]. Available from: http://classbrain.net/teens/math-in-flight-student-version/.
Bluebook style
Math in Flight – student version, http://classbrain.net/teens/math-in-flight-student-version/ (last visited Jan. 24, 2017).
AMA style
Cynthia Kirkeby, Math in Flight – student version. ClassBrain Teens. December 7, 2012, 13:09 UTC. Available at: http://classbrain.net/teens/math-in-flight-student-version/. Accessed January 24, 2017.