Trigonometric Ratios: A Geometer's Perspective

What do all right triangles have in common? Young mathematicians investigate the trigonometric ratios in relation to right triangles. Their investigations lead to a hypothesis they use to determine unknown lengths in different triangles. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use to introduce the concept of trigonometric ratios
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires the use of mathematics tools
  • Expects a strong understanding of Pythagorean Theorem
Pros

  • Provides an option for an extension activity
  • Includes all necessary handouts and materials
Cons

  • None
Common Core