Building a Kicker Ramp

Unit 7: Introduction to Trigonometry
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Objective: SWBAT apply properties of similar polygons or special right triangles to obtain an approximate solution to an unfamiliar (non-special) right triangle. Students will understand how trigonometry uses the properties of similar triangles to solve right triangles with acute angles of any measure.

Big Idea: Students are introduced to trigonometry as they use the properties of similar right triangles to evaluate a design for a skateboard ramp.

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