Right Triangle Applications: Lessons 1 and 2

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Use right triangles for more than just mathematical problems. The first two lessons of a unit ask pupils determine distances between cities by using the Pythagorean Theorem and a map. To cement understanding, learners use trigonometric ratios to calculate angles of elevation and depression.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Conduct a quick review of solving mathematical problems dealing with right triangles
Classroom Considerations
  • The second lesson requires the use of a kite
  • Lesson 3 completes the unit
Pros
  • Includes real-world and hands-on activities
  • Contains general suggestions for differentiation
Cons
  • None
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