We found 46 resources with the concept law of cosines
Law of Cosines—Law of Sines and Law of Cosines
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Laws are not always made to be broken! Scholars learn how following the Law of Cosines can help to find unknown measures. They first derive the formula and then apply it to triangles. The activity concludes the two-part series from...
Distance Between Two Polar Coordinates: Exploring Changes in Angle and Radius
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Get straight answers on a curved grid. An interactive has learners apply the Law of Cosines to find the distance between two points on the polar coordinate plane. The pupils use the radii lengths and the angle between the two radii to...
Determination of Unknown Triangle Measures Given Area: Jib Sheets
10th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Solving triangles is a breeze. Young boat enthusiasts solve problems involving triangles in the context of sails on a boat. They must apply different strategies, including the Law of Cosines and area formulas.
Putting the Law of Cosines and the Law of Sines to Use
11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Use the Law of Cosines and the Law of Sines to solve problems using the sums of vectors. Pupils work on several different types of real-world problems that can be modeled using triangles with three known measurements. In the process,...
Applying the Laws of Sines and Cosines
9th - 10th CCSS: Designed
Breaking the law in math doesn't get you jail time, but it does get you a wrong answer! After developing the Law of Sines and Cosines in lesson plan 33 of 36, the resource asks learners to apply the laws to different situations. Pupils...
Authentic Activities for Connecting Mathematics to the Real World
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Check out the handout from a presentation that contains a collection of high school algebra projects connecting a variety of mathematics to the real world. Activities range from simple probabilities to calculus. The activities can be...