Calling all π-rates of the Caribbean!
To reach the buried treasure, students must apply the sine, cosine, or tangent ratios, and the Pythagorean Theorem, to calculate all unknown lengths along their path. Right triangle trigonometry just hit the high seas.
-> Word (.doc)
-> Colourful handout with instructions
-> Answer key & rubric suggestions
This activity is perfect for Grade 10 Academic or Applied students (ontario curriculum: MPM2D, MFM2P), as it builds the core skill of selecting and using the appropriate trig ratio. This prepares students for the next step of applying this knowledge to real life applications.
This activity is a good compliment to my Angle Tangle Spider Web which focuses on calculating angles.
This is more fun than a straight boring quiz.
There are multiple paths that could be taken, offering some differentiation of ability and student initiative.
Enjoy! ~ CalfordMath
Use trigonometric ratios and the Pythagorean Theorem to solve right triangles in applied problems.