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How can mathematics be used to investigate the physical properties and nature of black holes?
Black holes are very popular and mysterious subjects among students learning about astronomy. Students have endless questions about these exciting and exotic objects. Amazingly enough, many aspects of black holes can be understood by using algebra and pre-algebra mathematical skills. Black Hole Math problems can be used as classroom challenge activities, assessments or enrichment activities. Black Hole Math problems investigate black hole science and mathematics concepts, including parts of a simple black hole and calculating gravitational potential energy. Each word problem has background information providing insight into black holes. One-page answer keys accompany the one-page assignments.
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