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This module from the AMSI 'The Improving Mathematics Education in Schools (TIMES) project' is for teachers who wish to consolidate their content knowledge on the topic of trigonometry. There are sections that provide history and context for the topic, as well as exercises and examples of how to present and explain the concepts to students.
|Year level(s)||Year 9, Year 10|
|Audience||Teacher, School Leader|
|Keywords||Trigonometry, ratio, sine, cosine, tangent, explicit teaching|
|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
Solve practical problems applying Pythagoras' theorem and trigonometry of right-angled triangles, including problems involving direction and angles of elevation and depression
Understanding geometric properties (P7)
Proportional thinking (P7)
Understanding units of measurement (P10)
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