How Fighter Pilots Use Math

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Infobase Publishing, Oct 1, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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When fighter pilots get into the cockpit, they come face-to-face with practical math. How Fighter Pilots Use Math demonstrates how math allows pilots to judge speed, attain altitude, and maintain safety, all while soaring to new heights.

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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Contents

Air Acrobatics
4
Fighter Pilor Gear
6
Helmets and Cockpits
8
Expensive Machines
10
Air Force Fighter Planes
12
Marine Fighter Planes
14
Navy Fighter Planes
16
Fueling an Aircraft
18
Supersonic
22
Stealth
24
Navigation
26
If You Want to Be a Fighter Pilot
28
Answer Key
29
Glossary
30
To Learn More
31
Index
32

InFlight Fueling
20

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About the author (2009)

Mary Hense always loved planes and spaceships. From her backyard in Florida, USA, she watches rockets take off from the Kennedy Space Center more than 60 miles away

Rhea A. Stewart, M.A., Specialist in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education

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