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Indirect Measurement Technique: Using Trigonometric Ratios

Ninth graders create clinometers using a protractor, weight, and string. They work in pairs to practice sighting objects above or below their line of sight. Students use ratios of right triangles to determine the height of a predetermined object.

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Grade
9th
Subjects
Math
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