Trigonometric Ratios and the Pythagorean Theorem

This Trigonometric Ratios and the Pythagorean Theorem assessment also includes:

Take an alternative route with trigonometry and let learners connect a tweaked version of the pythagorean theorem to the original in terms of triangle sides. The assignment leads participants towards deriving the Pythagorean identity based on the relationship of the previous question. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Works well as an individual or small group problem
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should be familiar with the Pythagorean trigonometric identity

  • Encourages different ways of thinking
  • The solution provides worked-out answers and commentary 

  • None
Common Core