CK-12's Texas Instruments Trigonometry Student Edition Flexbook is a helpful companion to a trigonometry course, providing students with more ways to understand basic trigonometric concepts through supplementary exercises and explanations.
CK-12's Texas Instruments Trigonometry Teacher's Edition Flexbook is a helpful companion to a trigonometry course, providing students with more ways to understand basic trigonometric concepts through supplementary exercises and explanations.
CK-12 Trigonometry Teacher's Edition provides tips and common errors for teaching CK-12 Trigonometry Student Edition. The solution and assessment guides are available upon request.
Students investigate the relationships between angles and side lengths in right triangles with the help of materials found in the classroom and a mobile device. Using all or part of a meter stick or dowel and text books or other supplies, students build right triangles and measure the angles using a clinometer application on an Android® (phone or tablet) or iOS® device (iPhone® or iPad®). Then they are challenged to create a triangle with a given side length and one angle. The electronic device is used to measure the accuracy of their constructions.
Students learn about trigonometry, geometry and measurements while participating in a hands-on interaction with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT technology. First they review fundamental geometrical and trigonometric concepts. Then, they estimate the height of various objects by using simple trigonometry. Students measure the height of the objects using the LEGO robot kit, giving them an opportunity to see how sensors and technology can be used to measure things on a larger scale. Students discover that they can use this method to estimate the height of buildings, trees or other tall objects. Finally, students synthesize their knowledge by applying it to solve similar problems. By activity end, students have a better grasp of trigonometry and its everyday applications.