Plots of Polar Coordinates: Submarine Sonar

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Find the location of enemy submarines with a sonar display that doubles as a polar coordinate system. Pupils find polar coordinates that would be the same location of plotted submarines. They then determine multiple polar coordinates that represent the same point.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use as a prerequisite skill lesson for plotting complex numbers in polar form
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should know how to convert degree measures to radian measures
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  • Includes hints for all of the problems
  • The supplemental materials contains additional practice problems

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Common Core