Geo.4 Right Triangle Trigonometry

In this unit students build an understanding of ratios in right triangles which leads to naming cosine, sine, and tangent as trigonometric ratios. Practicing without naming the ratios allows students to connect similarity, proportional reasoning, and scale factors to right triangles with a congruent acute angle before the calculator takes over some of the computation. Students encounter several contexts to both make sense of and apply right triangle measurement.

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