Ratios of Right Triangles

Students find the angle measures of a right triangle given two side lengths.  In this finding the angle measures of a right triangle given two side lengths lesson, students record the ratio of a leg and hypotenuse of a right triangle.  Students discuss why the ratio remains constant when a common vertice is manipulated.  Students find the angle measure of a right triangle using sine, cosine, and tangent ratios.

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Resource Details

Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Math
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
45 mins
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Calculator
Year
2008
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