Monday, February 11, 2013

Bush Elementary Math Project Turns To Agricultural Mechanics

The George H.W. Bush Elementary second grade class recently chose topics relating to mathematics, for a class project assignment.  Lane Duncan presented mathematical techniques used on his 'Texas T-Rex' pulling tractor, used in LSGTPA tractor pulling competition.  Calculations are used in determining pulley and belt sizing for clutch adjustments, front to rear weight ratios, hitch height and angle adjustments, and more.  The students were presented with examples of mathematics, used routinely in driving and maintaining the tractor. 

Lane Duncan uses agricultural mechanics at George H.W. Bush Elementary.

Lane Duncan uses mathematics to properly prepare his tractor for pulling competition.

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