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106 resources with the concept trigonometry applications

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EngageNY Algebra II Module 2: Trigonometric Functions

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Building on young mathematicians prior knowledge of geometry and algebraic functions, this 17-lesson unit introduces the topic of trigonometric ratios. Starting with the basic definitions of sine, cosine, and tangent, students move on to...
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Review Sheets: Trigonometry

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Review guide, practice test, homework packet? Yes, yes, and yes as it's all possible with a wonderful trigonometry packet. Every type of problem is there, starting from the unit circle and ending with conic sections. 
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Math Handbook: Trigonometry

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
You'll be spinning in unit circles once you read through this jumbo-sized resource of everything you need to know about trigonometry. Each page has color-coded examples with explicit directions that detail the problems and formulas. 
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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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Ferris Wheel Trig Problem (part 2)

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Sal continues the Ferris wheel problem in a previous video by graphing the function between zero and 30 seconds.
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Ferris Wheel Trig Problem

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
The next time you are at an amusement park you may want to consider all the interesting math problems you could do! Using trigonometric ratios, some logic and algebra, Sal solves a problem in this video of finding a person's height off...
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Trigonometry work problems (part 2)

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this part 2 video, Sal finishes the trigonometric word problem of the wayward ship captain. He wisely continues the algebra work on the problem before finally turning to his calculator for the very last calculation.
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REALLY Tall!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Conduct indirect measurements three ways. Working in groups, pupils come up with different ways to measure three tall objects indirectly. The teacher provides measurement information requested by the teams, and learners then calculate...
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How to Build a Happy Home

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Build a complete house in just a few days. Learners create floor, roof, deck, and landscape plans for a two-story house. Scholars then use their knowledge of area formulas, trigonometric ratios, and the Pythagorean Theorem to determine...
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Center of Population

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Let the resource take center stage in a lesson on population density. Scholars use provided historical data on the center of the US population to see how it shifted over time. They plot the data on a spreadsheet to look the speed of its...
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Sacre Coeur Funicular

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Rise to the challenge of trigonometry. Watching a video of an ascending funicular at the Sacre Coeur in Paris sets the stage for a challenging task. Young mathematicians use a given diagram, along with the concepts of slope and...
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Laying Sod

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Lay out a firm understanding of trigonometry. Scholars watch a video recording of a worker laying sod on a lawn. Given the dimensions of each piece of sod and the lawn, they determine how many pieces of sod are necessary. Trigonometry...
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Catcher to 2nd

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Who's on second? Young mathematicians use a diagram of a baseball field to find the distance a catcher must throw to reach second base. A brief video of such a play during a baseball game sets the stage for the assignment.
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Lost in the City with a Clinometer

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Come look at trigonometry from a different angle. To begin a simple activity, scholars view a video of someone using a clinometer to find the angle of elevation to the top of a building. They then use a diagram that shows the building's...
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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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ADA Accessibility

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Ramp up using trigonometric ratios. After receiving a request to check school ramps to verify they meet ADA requirements, groups calculate the angle of the incline on ramps on campus. They report their findings via a letter to the...
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“The *Distance* Less Traveled

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Use geometry to find your way from point A to point B! Learners work to build the Law of Cosines using a conceptual exercise. They use their knowledge of Law of Sines and a map triangulation activity to write their own equations for the...
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Over the Hill

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can you hear me from there? Pupils determine the place to build a cell tower on a hill. The class uses constraints and creates a scale drawing on a coordinate system to calculate the exact location of the base of the cell tower.
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Trigonometric Ratios with a Calculator: Lesson

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Calculators ... they are more efficient than tables. Using two 30-60 right triangles, the segment of a playlist on geometry shows that trigonometric ratios for an angle are the same independent of the size of the triangle. The video...
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Tidal Waves

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Periodically ship the class a trigonometric application. Pupils model the level of water in a port. Using their models, learners determine the times that a ship can safely navigate into and out of the port, along with determining other...
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Trigonometry Word Problems: Lesson

For Students 9th - 11th Standards
Look up or down to find the answer.  A segment of an extensive playlist on geometry introduces angle of depression and elevation to find indirect measurements. Using trigonometric ratios, the presentation finds missing sides and angles...
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Following the Law of Sine

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Laws were not meant to be broken. Learners apply the Law of Sines to solve triangles. After doing some practice problems, they solve a real-world problem involving a city planning project.
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Washington Monument

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Look up, up, up to the top. Using their knowledge of trigonometric ratios, pupils determine the angle of elevation in a real-world situation. Learners calculate the angle of elevation from the base of the flags around the Washington...
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Deriving and Applying the Law of Sines

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Breaking the law isn't possible when talking about the Law of Sines. Individuals learn to apply the Law of Sines to solve problems involving triangles. They also learn to derive the Law of Sines.