Are You Pulling My Trig?

Introduces the three main trigonometric ratios to your class. Pupils use a calculator to determine the sine, cosine, and tangent of given angles and side ratios. They continue on to use the ratios to solve problems.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have those that struggle mark the angle and label the hypotenuse, adjacent side, and opposite side
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals should know the parts of a right triangle
  • Class members need access to scientific calculators
Pros

  • Includes descriptions of common misconceptions
  • Contains an assessment to use at the end of the lesson
Cons

  • None
Common Core