Secondary Mathematics II

Strand: GEOMETRY - Similarity, Right Triangles, and Trigonometry (G.SRT)

Understand similarity in terms of similarity transformations (Standards G.SRT.1–3). Prove theorems involving similarity (Standards G.SRT.4–5). Define trigonometric ratios and solve problems involving right triangles (Standards G.SRT.6–8).

Standard G.SRT.7

Explain and use the relationship between the sine and cosine of complementary angles.

• Access Ramp - Student Task
This task has students design an access ramp, which complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements and include pricing based on local costs.
• Applications of the Pythagorean Theorem
This collection of resources to teach graphing equations in slope intercept form includes warm-up exercises, a video presentation explaining the topic, practice exercises, worked examples, practice problems, and a review.
• Applications of the Pythagorean Theorem video
This video introduces and explains the topic.
• Ask the Pilot
This task can be used as a classroom activity. There is a lot of opportunity to discuss the process of mathematical modeling. It serves to illustrate MP 4 - Model with Mathematics, not just by engaging in the practice, but also by investigating what this practice entails.
• Calculating Volumes of Compound Objects
This lesson unit is intended to help educators assess how well students solve problems involving measurement.
• Coins in a circular pattern
This task is intended for instructional purposes as an interesting activity which could accompany the other ''Seven Circles'' tasks. If it precedes these tasks, then the focus should be on recording information and looking for patterns.
• Constructing Special Angles
The goal of this task is to estimate the measure of angles in triangles with integer side lengths.
• Defining Trigonometric Ratios
The purpose of this task is to use the notion of similarity to define the sine and cosine of an acute angle.
• Evaluating Conditions for Congruency
This lesson unit is intended to help educators assess how well students are able to work with concepts of congruency and similarity, including identifying corresponding sides and corresponding angles within and between triangles. They will also identify and understand the significance of a counter-example, and prove and evaluate proofs in a geometric context.
• Finding the Area of an Equilateral Triangle
This task examines how to calculate the area of an equilateral triangle using high school geometry.
• Inscribing and Circumscribing Right Triangles
This lesson unit is intended to help educators assess how well students are able to use geometric properties to solve problems.
• Introduction to the Materials (Math 2)
Introduction to the Materials in the Mathematics Two of the The MVP classroom experience begins by confronting students with an engaging task and then invites them to grapple with solving it. As students ideas emerge, take form, and are shared, the teacher orchestrates the student discussions and explorations towards a focused mathematical goal. As conjectures are made and explored, they evolve into mathematical concepts that the community of learners begins to embrace as effective strategies for analyzing and solving problems.
• Module 6: Similarity & Right Triangle Trigonometry - Student Edition (Math 2)
The Mathematics Vision Project, Secondary Math Two Module 6, Similarity and Right Triangle Trigonometry, introduces the last of the transformations, dilation. A big idea of Module 6 is that two figures are similar if a sequence of rigid transformation and dilations exists that maps one figure onto the other.
• Module 6: Similarity & Right Triangle Trigonometry - Teacher Edition (Math 2)
The Mathematics Vision Project, Secondary Math Two Module 6, Similarity and Right Triangle Trigonometry, introduces the last of the transformations, dilation. A big idea of Module 6 is that two figures are similar if a sequence of rigid transformation and dilations exists that maps one figure onto the other.
• Mt. Whitney to Death Valley
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• Neglecting the Curvature of the Earth
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• Setting Up Sprinklers
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• Seven Circles I
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• Seven Circles III
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• Shortest line segment from a point P to a line L
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• Sine and Cosine of Complementary Angles
The goal of this task is to provide a geometric explanation for the relationship between the sine and cosine of acute angles.
• Solving Problems with Circles and Triangles
This lesson unit is intended to help educators assess how well students are able to use geometric properties to solve problems
• Solving Quadratic Equations: Cutting Corners
This lesson unit is intended to help educators assess how well students are able to solve quadratics in one variable.
• Tangent of Acute Angles
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• Trigonometric Function Values
The goal of this task is to explore the relationship between sine and cosine of complementary angles for special benchmark angles.

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