Measuring Distances - Triangulation
Learners determine the distance to an object by sighting a distant object from 2 different locations. They use trigonometry to determine an unknown distance. They, in groups, practice solving triangulation problems.
7th - 12th Math 8 Views 33 Downloads
New Review The Motion of the Moon, Sun, and Stars—Motivating Mathematics
What does math have to do with the behavior of the earth and sun? Learn how the movement of celestial bodies has influenced the development of trigonometry. Scholars connects the details in mathematics to their real-world meaning.
10th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
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
Using Trigonometry to Determine the Height of a Tall Object
How can you calculate the height of a tree without having to climb it all the way to the top? The sixth installment of an 11-part Math in Science video series demonstrates how to use trigonometry to determine the height of a tree.
2 mins 9th - 12th Math