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EngageNY

#### Why Call It Tangent?

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Discover the relationship between tangent lines and the tangent function. Class members develop the idea of the tangent function using the unit circle. They create tables of values and explore the domain, range, and end behavior of the...
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

#### Graphing the Tangent Function

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Help learners discover the unique characteristics of the tangent function. Working in teams, pupils create tables of values for different intervals of the tangent function. Through teamwork, they discover the periodicity, frequency, and...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Worksheet 7: Slope and Tangents

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Providing both review and practice problems, this worksheet prompts students to answer five questions having to do with slope, tangents lines, graphing, the Squeeze Theorem, differentiable functions and derivatives. This activity could...
Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

#### Tangent Line Approximation: Estimating Square Roots

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Estimating a square root is as easy as evaluating a linear equation. Using the derivative of the square root function, pupils calculate an estimation of square roots. Class members determine the equation of the tangent line at the value...
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EngageNY

#### Tangent Lines and the Tangent Function

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Construct tangent lines and make the connection to tangent functions. An informative lesson reviews the geometry origins of the tangent function. Pupils use that information to determine how to construct a tangent to a circle from a...
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EngageNY

#### Tangent Segments

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What's so special about tangents? Learners first explore how if a circle is tangent to both rays of an angle, then its center is on the angle bisector. They then complete a set of exercises designed to explore further properties and...
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EngageNY

#### Properties of Tangents

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
You know about the tangent function, but what are tangent lines to a circle? Learners investigate properties of tangents through constructions. They determine that tangents are perpendicular to the radius at the point of tangency, and...
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EngageNY

#### 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...
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EngageNY

#### Equations for Tangent Lines to Circles

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Don't go off on a tangent while writing equations of tangent lines! Scholars determine the equations for tangent lines to circles. They attempt both concrete and abstract examples, such as a tangent line to the unit circle through (p, 0).
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EngageNY

#### The Inscribed Angle Alternate – A Tangent Angle

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
You know the Inscribed Angle Theorem and you know about tangent lines; now let's consider them together! Learners first explore angle measures when one of the rays of the angle is a tangent to a circle. They then apply their newfound...
Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

#### Slope of a Tangent Line: Slope of the Tangent and Secant Lines

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Learn to find the slope through a single point. The interactive provides a visualization of how to find the slope of a tangent line. With the aid of the visualization, pupils see the definition of the derivative in action. Class members...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Tangent Lines and the Radius of a Circle

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your Geometry learners will collaboratively prove that the tangent line of a circle is perpendicular to the radius of the circle. A deliberately sparse introduction allows for a variety of approaches to find a solution.
Activity
Illustrative Mathematics

#### Tangent to a Circle From a Point

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Learners see application of construction techniques in a short but sophisticated problem. Combining the properties of inscribed triangles with tangent lines and radii makes a nice bridge between units, a way of using information about...
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EngageNY

#### Similar Triangles in Circle-Secant (or Circle-Secant-Tangent) Diagrams

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
First angle measures, now segment lengths. High schoolers first measure segments formed by secants that intersect interior to a circle, secants that intersect exterior to a circle, and a secant and a tangent that intersect exterior to a...
Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

#### Horizontal Translations or Phase Shifts: Tangent

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Patterns can be shifty! Find the pattern when shifting the graph of tangent. Pupils move the graph of tangent to different locations on the coordinate plane. They observe what happens to the function and its vertical asymptotes before...
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Flipped Math

#### Tangents to Circles

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Touch a circle once. Individuals watch a video and learn two theorems related to tangents and circles. The pupils then apply the theorems to find missing angle measures and lengths in figures. At the end, they practice their skills on...
Interactive
Shodor Education Foundation

#### Derivate

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Derive tangent lines through derivatives. Scholars use an app to graph functions and investigate derivatives and tangent lines. The interactive automatically graphs a tangent line at a specified point and can also produce tables of values.
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### The Tangent Ratio

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students calculate the tangent ratio given a right triangle. In this trigonometry lesson plan, students use a right triangle and the Pythagorean Theorem to solve problems.
Lesson Plan
Texas Instruments

#### Exploring Tangents

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore the concept of tangent lines. In this tangent line lesson, learners graph a circle and two lines on their graphing calculator using Cabri Jr. Students construct the lines so that they both intersect at a given point and are both...
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Tangents, Secants, and Chords

For Students 10th
In this tangents, secants and chords worksheet, 10th graders identify and solve 48 different problems that include using 3 different theorems for defining circles. First, they determine the area of each circle with C as the center and a...
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Tangent Lines

For Students 10th
For this tangent lines worksheet, 10th graders solve and complete 13 various types of problems. First, they solve the right triangles for the variables shown. Then, students name a radius, a diameter, a tangent, a secant, a point of...
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Tangents

For Students 9th - 12th
In this tangents worksheet, students determine the length of a missing side of a right triangles.  They use tangent lines to solve problems.  This two-page worksheet contains 11 multi-step problems.
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Segments Formed by Intersectiong Chords, Secants, and Tangents

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners investigate the properties of segments formed which chords, secants, and tangents, intersect. The dynamic nature of Cabri Jr. allows students to form and verify conjectures regarding segment relationships.
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Tangents Multiple Choice

For Students 9th - 12th
In this circles worksheet, students solve 10 multiple choice problems. Students use a diagram of a circle with tangent lines and segment bisectors to answer each question. Students find unknown segment lengths using the given information.