**CHALLENGE #6: FINDING THE DISTANCE FROM DEEP IMPACT SPACECRAFT TO THE MOON**

**SPECIFIC MATHEMATICS STANDARDS ADDRESSED IN DEEP IMPACT MISSION CHALLENGE from Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM)**

**Geometry**
*Analyze characteristics and properties of two- and three- dimensional geometric shapes and develop mathematical arguments about geometric relationships.*

- Use trigonometric relationships to determine lengths and angle measures*Grades 9-12*

*Specify locations and describe spatial relationships using coordinate geometry and other representational systems*

- Use Cartesian coordinates and other coordinate systems, such as navigational, polar, or spherical systems, to analyze geometric situations*Grades 9-12*

*Use visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling to solve problems*

- Use geometric ideas to solve problems in, and gain insights into, other disciplines and other areas of interest such as art and architecture*Grades 9-12*