Satellite

This isn't rocket science, you know. A performance task has learners use right triangle trigonometry to calculate distances from stations on Earth to a satellite. It also requires finding the distance between two stations along the surface of the earth by using arc lengths.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the worksheet as a homework assignment
Classroom Considerations
  • A calculator with trigonometric functions is necessary
  • Learners should be familiar with how to determine arc length
Pros
  • Provides a diagram that makes the situation easy to visualize
  • Includes correct answer explanations and a rubric
Cons
  • None
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