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Measuring the Flag Pole

Unit 7: Introduction to Trigonometry
Lesson 9 of 10

Objective: SWBAT use trigonometry to measure distances indirectly. Students will understand the meaning of an angle of elevation and how it is used in indirect measurement.

Big Idea: Students make simple clinometers and use them to measure the height of the flag pole in front of the school. Beats climbing!

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Standards:
HSG-SRT.C MP5 MP6
Subject(s):
Math, Geometry, Trigonometry, 10th grade
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