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Secant, Cosecant, and Cotangent Functions: Hold the Ladder!

This Secant, Cosecant, and Cotangent Functions: Hold the Ladder! interactive also includes:

Determine the length of a falling ladder. Pupils use an interactive to find the angle a ladder makes with the floor after it falls to answer questions. The scholars use the triangle formed in the interactive to determine values of secant, cosecant, and cotangent.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Lead a mini lesson on the trigonometric ratios, secant, cosecant, and cotangent
Classroom Considerations
  • The class should understand the basic trigonometric ratios, since, cosine, and tangent
  • Individuals should understand how to determine recipricals
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Pros
  • Includes example problems
  • Provides the correct answer if the wrong answer is selected
Cons
  • The additional resource is about the graphs of the functions and not the ratios
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