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How Do You Find the Tangent of an Angle in a Right Triangle?
What's a trigonometric ratio? It is a ratio between two sides of a right triangle. In this problem, find tangent(A) in the given right triangle. Use the ratio of the opposite side divided by the adjacent side to find tan(A). The...
3 mins 6th - 11th Math
How Do You Find a Missing Side of a Right Triangle Using Tangent?
Identify the variables, identify the given values and use a formula to find the missing length in this right triangle problem. What formula? The tangent ratio, which is normally used to show a ratio between two sides of a right triangle,...
5 mins 6th - 11th Math
Sum and Difference angle formulas
Learners use the sum angle formula for sine to derive the sum and difference formulas for cosine and tangent. The level of difficulty is quite high. Learners must be familiar with trigonometric identities as well as the characteristics...
10th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Interesting Properties of Cubic Functions to Discover Graphically or Numerically
Learners investigate the slope of a cubic function. They find the tangent line of the cubic function at point P, and discuss the relationship between point P and point Q, the point the tangent line intersects the cubic function. They...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
New Review Eratosthenes’s Experiment
Your learners apply the scientific method and their trigonometry skills to duplicate Eratosthenes' calculation of the circumference of the earth. They write a lab report of their experiment and findings as a formative assessment in this...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable