Perilous Plunge

Determine the length of the drop in the flume. Pupils determine the distance a rider travels on one of the highest and steepest water rides. Given the height and the angle of elevation, scholars determine the length of the hypotenuse of the triangle that models the major drop.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Compare the distance on the Perilous Plunge to other amusement ride drops
Classroom Considerations
  • The class should know the trigonometric ratio definitions
  • Individuals need to know how to solve simple rational equations with the variable only in the denominator
Pros
  • Includes sample work
  • Contains a labeled diagram to illustrate the scenario
Cons
  • None
Common Core