Math Photos: Cliffs of Moher

Alright, last Ireland photo for a while (p1 and p2). If O’Brien’s tower is 22 ft tall, how tall are the Cliffs of Moher? The most useful (is it?) topic in math: proportions.

Math Photos: Giant’s Causeway

Also found in Northern Ireland is the Giant’s Causeway, an amazing place to find basalt columns (whatever they are 😉 ) “Unreal” formation, students always say it looks fake. I’ve used these photos in the polygons angles unit for geometry, but I’m sure there are other uses.

Math Photo: Northern Irish Arch

I got the idea for this “Math Photo” series from Mr. Honner. I’ll post images of mathematical stuff from my archives from time to time. Why not? Here is an arch that I found near Cushendall, Northern Ireland, on my honeymoon. Is it parabolic? Or some other kind of arch?