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WindWise Education Curriculum

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Imagine a world powered by wind! The 19 lessons in a curriculum set provide young environmental scientists the information they need to imagine just that. The set begins with a lesson on the difference between forms of energy and...
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EngageNY Geometry Module 2: Similarity, Proof, and Trigonometry

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Geometry Module 2: Similarity, Proof, and Trigonometry collection includes 36 lessons that are divided into five topics: Scale Drawings, Dilations, Similarity and Dilations, Applying Similarity to Right Triangles, and Trigonometry....
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Getting into Trig

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Starting with right triangles (SOH-CAH-TOA) and working up to the concept of radians, this collection introduces students to trigonometric ratios and supports them in learning to evaluate trigonometric functions.
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Pythagorean Theorem: Not All Sides are Equal

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
You'll find fundamentals and advanced activities focused on the Pythagorean Theorem in this collection, which was designed for high schoolers but helpful for young geometrists of all ages!
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Math Handbook: Trigonometry

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
You'll be spinning in unit circles once you read through this jumbo-sized resource of everything you need to know about trigonometry. Each page has color-coded examples with explicit directions that detail the problems and formulas. 
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Applications of Trigonometric Functions

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Using trigonometric ratios to solve geometry and application problems is the focus of this detailed problem set and solution presentation. The presentation covers many ways to use trigonometry, from finding missing measures in right...
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GPS and Navigation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If you are navigating to find a terrific lesson on GPS (global positioning system) that incorporates math, geography, and science, then you have finally arrived! This is an ideal STEM lesson in which high schoolers learn the history of...
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Task: Range of Motion

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
If you have ever injured your shoulder, you know it takes a while to improve your arm's range of motion. For this real-world example, young mathematicians gain insight into the world of physical therapy while they analyze a case study...
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Access Ramp

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Just about every public building that your high schoolers are familiar with has an access ramp which complies with ADA requirements. As it turns out, designing such a ramp is an excellent activity to incorporate slope, the Pythagorean...
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Task: Miniature Golf

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
"Fore!" All right, no one really yells this out in miniature golf, but this well-defined activity will have your charges using lots of numbers in their unique design of a miniature golf hole. Included in the activity criteria is the...
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Task: Grain Storage

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Farming is full of mathematics, and it provides numerous real-world examples for young mathematicians to study. Here, we look at a cylinder-shaped storage silo that has one flat side. Given certain dimensions, students need to determine...
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Mt. Whitney to Death Valley

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
This is an intriguing problem that brings together real-world data, technology, and mathematical problem solving. If visibility wasn't an issue, could you see from the highest point in the lower 48 states, Mt. Whitney, to the lowest...
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Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem Using Transformations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Middle and high schoolers construct a triangle using Cabri Jr. They construct squares on each of the legs and hypotenuse of the triangle. Pupils show that the area of the squares on the leg equal the area of the square on the hypotenuse.
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Remodeling a Home

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Get new flooring for as cheap as possible. Given a floor plan of a house, pupils determine the area of each room and the amount of necessary flooring. They then make selections for the flooring in every space, taking a budget into...
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Pirate Attack

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Arr ye matey, it's time for some trig. Learners first read up on the 2010 attack on the USS Nicholas by a group of pirates and the testimony of one of the witnesses. They use right triangle trigonometry to determine if the account is...
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Finding the Largest Possible Area

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If you want a bigger garden, here's a task for you. Given the perimeter of a triangular garden, scholars determine the largest possible area. They then generalize their findings and extend the idea to other polygons.
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A Day at the Beach!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Make math class feel like a day at the beach (minus all the sunburns, of course). Given information about a pail, a soup can, and a plastic pyramid mold, pupils calculate the volume of sand that can fit in each. They then design sand...
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Running Laps During Soccer Practice

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Which option involves running less? Given a situation in which players can either run around the school soccer field 20 times or run back and forth along the diagonal 20 times, learners decide which option would be better. They consider...
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Developing a Trigonometry Phone App

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What's one more app? After reviewing how to calculate missing side lengths or angle measures in a right triangle, pupils create instructions for a phone app to do all of the tedious work. They must consider all nine cases of known...
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Rom/Com Final Scene

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
You haven't seen this scene before, have you? Young mathematicians first review the Pythagorean Theorem and trigonometry by completing a worksheet. They then consider several problems involving two people running toward each other in a...
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Football Tackle Problem

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Tackle a task on the gridiron. Scholars use geometric concepts to determine the distance on a coordinate plane that certain football players need to move for a play. They then design their own plays and create presentations where they...
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Trouble in the Orchard

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's no fun catching a fungus. Scholars first investigate how the seasons affect the angle of the sun and the lengths of shadows. They then apply right triangle trigonometry to determine the height of trees based on their shadows to...
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REALLY Tall!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Conduct indirect measurements three ways. Working in groups, pupils come up with different ways to measure three tall objects indirectly. The teacher provides measurement information requested by the teams, and learners then calculate...
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The Pythagorean Theorem in Crime Scene Investigation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's a Pythagorean who-dun-it. Pupils apply the Pythagorean Theorem in several different real-world scenarios involving right triangles. By solving each task, they find the thief who was responsible for a museum heist.