Mathalicious: Blindsided

What’s the best way to position a car’s mirrors?

Even under ideal conditions, driving is dangerous. To make the experience as safe as possible, cars come with a lot of mirrors to help drivers see what’s happening around them. So how do people typically position their car’s mirrors…and how should they position them?

In this lesson, students use reflections to model what drivers see in their rear-view and side-view mirrors. They see how adjusting the mirrors impacts the areas that drivers can see, and assess some common rules of thumb when it comes to the best way to orient your mirrors.

 

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Light & Colors
Geometry
High School

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