Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Clinometer Project (Day 1 of 2) - Section 5: Closure


It was difficult for some of my students to assess the significance of measurement errors. In the future, I may prepare some precise measurements and be ready to share them. For example, when I was x inches away the angle of elevation was y which gave me the height of z. 

  How did my students do?
  Adjustments to Practice: How did my students do?
Loading resource...

Clinometer Project (Day 1 of 2)

Unit 12: Fundamentals of Trigonometry
Lesson 6 of 17

Objective: SWBAT use trigonometric ratios to solve real-world measurement problems.

Big Idea: Students build clinometers in preparation for indirectly measuring the height of objects that we would not normally be able to measure.

  Print Lesson
3 teachers like this lesson
Math, trigonometric ratios, Measurement, Trigonometry, Pythagorean Theorem, PreCalculus, real world application, clinometers, ratios
  50 minutes
clinometer project
Similar Lessons
Riding a Ferris Wheel - Day 2 of 2
12th Grade Math » Trigonometric Functions
Big Idea: Make the transition from the Ferris wheel problem to the unit circle.
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
Tim  Marley
Problem Solving with Isosceles Triangles and Circles
12th Grade Math » Trigonometry: Circles
Big Idea: We’ve seen some of the connections between triangles and circles – here, we lay the groundwork for more!
Worcester, MA
Environment: Urban
James Dunseith
Solving Right Triangles
12th Grade Math » Solving Problems Involving Triangles
Big Idea: After reading and drawing diagrams for word problems students use the right triangle ratios to solve the problems.
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
Katharine Sparks
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload