Right Triangle Applications: Lesson 3

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Find the connection between trigonometry and tornadoes. Pairs investigate a tornado in Joplin, Mo., and use trigonometry to find its size. The pupils determine the path of the tornado and find the distance needed to travel to help participate in the cleanup before calculating a budget to execute the plan.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Create a worksheet to help struggling learners work through the problem
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes the class previously completed Lesson 1 and 2
  • Requires individuals to solve right triangle problems
Pros
  • Contains suggestions for monitoring progress
  • Provides ideas for extensions
Cons
  • None
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