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EngageNY

EngageNY Geometry Module 2: Similarity, Proof, and Trigonometry

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Geometry Module 2: Similarity, Proof, and Trigonometry collection includes 36 lessons that are divided into five topics: Scale Drawings, Dilations, Similarity and Dilations, Applying Similarity to Right Triangles, and Trigonometry....
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Applications of Trigonometric Functions

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Using trigonometric ratios to solve geometry and application problems is the focus of this detailed problem set and solution presentation. The presentation covers many ways to use trigonometry, from finding missing measures in right...
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Mt. Whitney to Death Valley

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
This is an intriguing problem that brings together real-world data, technology, and mathematical problem solving. If visibility wasn't an issue, could you see from the highest point in the lower 48 states, Mt. Whitney, to the lowest...
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Outward Bound

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Just how far can I see? The short assessment question uses the Pythagorean Theorem to find the distance to the horizon from a given altitude. Scholars use the relationship of a tangent segment and the radius of a circle to find the...
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Module 4: Similarity and Right Triangle Trigonometry

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Right you are to use a great resource. Starting with a lesson on dilations, scholars learn about similarity transformations and similar triangles. They use the knowledge to develop an understanding of right triangle trigonometry in later...
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Smarter Balanced Sample Items: High School Math – Target O

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Trigger an increased understanding of trigonometry. Young mathematicians answer a set of questions that require finding trigonometric ratios using similarity and solving real-world problems involving trigonometry. The questions all come...
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Marine Ramp

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Boat ramps move with waves and changes in water level. Scholars decide on the proper length for a ramp so the angle connecting both sides is appropriate. They visualize the situation and use a simulation to view the results with their...
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Parametric Equations and a Heart

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Trigonometry, art, and Valentine's Day come together in a creative activity about parametric equations. Learners calculate several equations before graphing them either by hand, on a graphic calculator, or Excel spreadsheet to curve...
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"I Saw the Sine"

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Discover trigonometric ratios that complement each other. Using two videos, the lesson plan introduces the trigonometric ratios. The class discovers the relationship between the sine and cosine of complementary angles.
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Right Triangle Relationships

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Work with sine and cosine relationships three ways. Three questions assess pupils' understanding of the trigonometric relationship between complementary angles. Learners use the value of one ratio to determine the other and the equal...
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Sine and Cosine

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is the complementary relationship between sine and cosine? Using a right triangle, pupils explain why the sine of one acute angle is equal to the cosine of the other. The triangle measurements are given as variables.
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Patterns in the 30-60-90 Table

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Sine and cosine ratios have more in common than just their names—they are complementary to each other. Using a 30-60-90 triangle, pupils create a table of the sine and cosine of the acute angles. The learners describe the relationships...
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Finding Sine

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
All sines point to a good resource. Pupils use a right triangle to find the sine ratio given the cosine ratio. A second problem has learners consider angles for which cosine and sine are equal.
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Sine, Cosine, and Tangent Functions: Lighthouse

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How far is that boat from the lighthouse? Scholars create diagrams to represent a scenario given the angle of depreciation from a lighthouse to a boat. Learners apply the basic trigonometric functions to find various distances stemming...
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Modeling Motion: Rolling Cups

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Connect the size of a rolling cup to the size of circle it makes. Pupils view videos of cups of different sizes rolling in a circle. Using the videos and additional data, they attempt to determine a relationship between cup measurements...
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Hopewell Geometry

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Hopewell people of the central Ohio Valley used right triangles in the construction of earthworks. Pupils use the Pythagorean Theorem to determine missing dimensions of right triangles used by the Hopewell people. The assessment task...
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Solving Problems with Circles and Triangles

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After completing a task involving examining the ratio of areas of triangles and circles in a given figure, scholars examine sample responses to identify other strategies they could use to solve the problem.
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Applying the Laws of Sines and Cosines

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Breaking the law in math doesn't get you jail time, but it does get you a wrong answer! After developing the Law of Sines and Cosines in lesson 33 of 36, the resource asks learners to apply the laws to different situations. Pupils must...
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End-of-Module Assessment Task - Geometry (module 2)

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Increase the level of assessment rigor with the test of performance tasks. Topics include similar triangles, trigonometric ratios, Law of Sines, Law of Cosines, and trigonometric problem solving. 
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Unknown Angles

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
How do you solve an equation like trigonometry? Learners apply their understanding of trigonometric ratios to find unknown angles in right triangles. They learn the meaning of arcsine, arccosine, and arctangent. Problems include basic...
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Using Trigonometry to Find Side Lengths of an Acute Triangle

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Not all triangles are right! Pupils learn to tackle non-right triangles using the Law of Sines and Law of Cosines. After using the two laws, they then apply them to word problems. 
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Using Trigonometry to Determine Area

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
What do you do when you don't think you have enough information? You look for another way to do the problem! Pupils combine what they know about finding the area of a triangle and trigonometry to determine triangle area when they don't...
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Trigonometry and the Pythagorean Theorem

For Students 9th - 11th Standards
Ancient Egyptians sure knew their trigonometry! Pupils learn how the pyramid architects applied right triangle trigonometry. When comparing the Pythagorean theorem to the trigonometric ratios, they learn an important connection that...
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Applying Tangents

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
What does geometry have to do with depression? It's an angle of course! Learners apply the tangent ratio to problem solving questions by finding missing lengths. Problems include angles of elevation and angles of depression. Pupils make...