Lesson Exchange: Trig Functions to Find Sides of Triangle (Senior, Mathematics)
Eleventh graders review their previous knowledge of the Pythagorean Theorem and explain that triangle sides could also be found through the use of trigonometric functions.
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The Lunar Lander – Ascending from the Moon
What angle? Groups determine the height of the lunar lander as it ascends from the surface of the moon and calculate the angle of elevation of the lunar lander at specific times and distances. The provided series of questions lead the...
10th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Trigonometry and the Pythagorean Theorem
Ancient Egyptians sure knew their trigonometry! Pupils learn how the pyramid architects applied right triangle trigonometry. When comparing the Pythagorean theorem to the trigonometric ratios, they learn an important connection that...
9th - 11th Math CCSS: Designed
Modeling with Inverse Trigonometric Functions 1
Where should I stand to get the best view? Pupils use inverse trigonometric functions to determine the horizontal distance from an object to get the best view. They round out the lesson by interpreting their answers within context.
11th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Special Right Triangles and Right Triangle Trigonometry
Right triangles are so special! Use special right triangles to discover the trigonometric ratios. Pairs construct special right triangles and find the values of the ratios of the sides. In the process, they discover the ratios stay the...
9th - 11th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Basic Trigonometry and Radians
A fabulous set of examples and problems that introduce basic trigonometry concepts, this packet is set apart by the care it takes to integrate both radians and degrees into the material. After defining radians, the author demonstrates...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable