Pirate Attack

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Arr ye matey, it's time for some trig. Learners first read up on the 2010 attack on the USS Nicholas by a group of pirates and the testimony of one of the witnesses. They use right triangle trigonometry to determine if the account is credible. In groups, they then create their own scenarios for others to investigate.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Team up with a social studies teacher for the lesson
  • Invite a Navy veteran to talk about their experiences
Classroom Considerations
  • Resource is intended as a culminating activity for a unit on right triangles, Pythagorean Theorem, and trigonometry
Pros
  • Gives student worksheets with pictures, directions, and rubrics
  • Provides sample responses
Cons
  • None
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