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Introducing trigonometry

In this series of lessons, students will explore the relationships between the sides and angles of right-angled triangles. Students will measure similar triangles to find the trigonometrical ratios. The resources includes teacher notes and student activities.

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Year level(s) Year 9
Audience Teacher
Purpose Student task, Teaching resource, Content knowledge
Format Web page
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation
Keywords Pythagoras, Hypotenuse, Adjacent, Opposite, Tangent, Cosine, Sine, Angle, Ratio, Similar, Trigonometry, Right-angled triangle

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Critical and creative thinking, Numeracy
Strand and focus Space
Topics Pythagoras and trigonometry
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Apply the enlargement transformation to shapes and objects using dynamic geometry software as appropriate; identify and explain aspects that remain the same and those that change


Solve spatial problems, applying angle properties, scale, similarity, Pythagoras' theorem and trigonometry in right-angled triangles

Numeracy progression Proportional thinking (P7)
Understanding geometric properties (P7)
Understanding units of measurement (P10)

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