Final exam engages NL students
By Cheyenne Ver Voort
New London High School freshmen (from left): Austin Uecke, Jacob Thomas, Ryan Wolf, and Jake Pinch use a transit to solve a problem for their final exam in Integrated Geometry class. The outside project is part of their final exam for the year-long class. Problems they need to solve require them to find areas, distances, perimeters, heights, and volumes. They use a 100 foot tape measure, a GPS, a transit, and digital caliper. Integrated Geometry Instructor Michael Wohlt said, “The students are excited about doing the project because they are using the geometry learned to do real life applications.” One of the problems they are faced with is determining the amount of yards of concrete and cost of a concrete patio as well as determining the amount of fertilizer and costs for a certain area of the school lawn. As part of the exam they also determine carpet and paint costs.