Trigonometry Teacher Resources

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This video introduces the basics of trigonometry. It starts by defining a right triangle and showing two different examples of finding the ratios of sine, cosine, and tangent using the SOH-CAH-TOA mnemonic. This resource could be used as a quick introduction or review.
Students identify the different ratios of a right triangle. For this trigonometry lesson, students calculate the sine, cosine and tangent of a right triangle. They differentiate between right and oblique triangles.
In this trigonometry learning exercise, learners use the sine and cosine law to solve problems. They investigate obtuse triangles using these laws. There are 40 questions.
In this applied trigonometry problems worksheet, students solve 12 short answer word problems. Students use trigonometric ratios to find angles of elevation and depression. Students find distances between objects using trigonometric ratios and angles of elevation and depression.
Students explore the concept of trigonometry. In this trigonometry lesson, students research real world scenarios that require trigonometry. Students make a presentation of the real world scenario they found and how the scenario uses trigonometry.
In this trigonometry worksheet, students solve for trigonometric functions. They convert between radians and angles using the properties of sine, cosine and tangent. There are 30 problems on this handout.
Students experience real life situations where trigonometry is used on a daily basis. They utilize trigonometry to the solving of application problems that involve the calculating of the sine, cosine, and tangents of a given angle as well as the finding of the length of a missing side of a right triangle given an angle and a side.
In this physics worksheet, students solve 23 trigonometry based problems. Students apply the Pythagorean Theorem in electricity calculations.
Sal continues with examples of finding the sine, cosine, and tangent of an angle in a right triangle using SOH-CAH-TOA. In his examples, he reviews the use of the Pythagorean Theorem and rationalizing the denominator of a fraction. He also does an example of traditional 30-60-90 triangle and finds each of the three trigonometric ratios for the 30_ and 60_ angles. Note: After watching this video, there is a set of practice problems, titled �Trigonometry 1�, that would be worth trying.
Sal solves a question from a college entrance exam in India which asks one to find the maximum value of a rational expression with trigonometry ratios. To solve this problem, Sal finds a maximum value by finding the minimum value of the denominator. He uses trigonometric identities to simplify the expression and then finds where the derivative of the denominator is zero and answers the questions whether or not it is a minimum or maximum value. This is an interesting problem that mixes trigonometry and calculus skills.
Sal starts to solve a trigonometric word problem of a wayward ship captain who veers off course and once aware of his predicament, needs to know how far he is from his destination. Instead of using the Law of Cosines in his solution, Sal uses the SOH-CAH-TOA model, the Pythagorean Theorem, and basic trigonometric identities along with a review of algebraic manipulation of trigonometric functions. He runs out of time to complete this problem in this video; it is completed in part two.
Sal solves a question from a college entrance exam in India which asks one to find the maximum value of a rational expression with trigonometry ratios. To solve this problem, Sal finds a maximum value by finding the minimum value of the denominator. He uses trigonometric identities to simplify the expression and then finds where the derivative of the denominator is zero and answers the questions whether or not it is a minimum or maximum value. This is an interesting problem that mixes trigonometry and calculus skills.
Eighth graders use prior knowledge and strategy to explore and attempt to solve a given trigonometry word problem. They complete hands-on labs in which they explore the relationship between the legs and hypotenuse in given triangles.
Students investigate the different properties of trigonometry. In this precalculus lesson plan, students find the six different identities of trigonometric ratios. They relate the ratios to that of a right triangle and apply it to real life scenarios.
Students take an Algebra II/Trigonometry sample test.  In this Algebra II/Trigonometry sample sample test lesson, students take a sample test for Algebra 2/Trigonometry.  Students solve 39 multiple choice/short answer questions about topics including radicals, equations of circles, exponential equations, angle measures, etc.
In this Pre-calculus/Trigonometry instructional activity, students solve trigonometry problems in two and three dimensions. The eleven page instructional activity contains explanation, examples, and twenty problems. Answers are not included.
Twelfth graders test their knowledge of Algebra II and Trigonometry.  For this Algebra II/Trigonometry lesson, 12th graders are provided with a copy of an Algebra II/Trigonometry Regent Exam from the fall of 2009.  The exam has questions in multiple choice and open ended format and includes the answer key. 
For this geometry worksheet, students examine similar right triangles as the basis for the foundation of trigonometry. Students define the basic trigonometric functions and use a calculator to find the trigonometric value of an angle. The four page worksheet contains forty-six problems. Answers are not included.
In this geometry instructional activity, students apply right triangle trigonometry to find missing distances or angles in real life examples involving angles of depression or elevation. The four page instructional activity contains twelve problems. Answers are not included.
Pupils analyze situations, check for limitations, and examine appropriate methods of solutions using trigonometry. They practice manipulating trigonometric functions and in substituting equivalent expressions, then work in small groups encouraging clas