A complete lesson of more challenging problems involving the sine rule.
Designed to come after pupils have spent time on basic questions.
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A set of six questions, each giving different combinations of angles and sides. Pupils have to decide which questions can be done with the sine rule. In fact they all can, the point being that questions aren’t always presented in the basic ‘opposite pairs’ format. Pupils can then answer these questions, to check they can correctly apply the sine rule.
A set of eight more challenging questions that pupils could work on in pairs. Each one is unique, with no examples offered, and therefore I’d class this as a problem solving lesson - pupils may need to adopt a general approach of working out what they can at first, and seeing where this takes them. Questions also require knowledge from other topics including angle rules, shape properties, bearings, and the sine graph. I’ve provided full worked answers FYI, but I would get pupils discussing answers and presenting to the class.
A prompt for pupils to reflect on possible rounding errors. Most of the questions have several steps, so it is worth getting pupils to think about how to avoid rounding errors.
I’ve left each question as a full slide, but I’d print them 4-on-1 and 2-sided, so that you’d only need to print one worksheet per pair.
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