Lesson Plan

The Robotic Arm

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Working as teams, class members try to rescue an astronaut using the shuttle arm on a TI-Nspire simulation. Teams must determine the different angle measures in order to reach the stranded astronaut. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use after instruction on solving simple right triangle problems using trigonometric ratios
  • Have class members determine the angles needed and lengths if the astronaut is in a different position
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires TI-Nspire handhelds
  • The answer key is a TI-Nspire file
  • The answer key provides details for one example of the many different possible solutions
  • None
Common Core