Right Triangle Trigonometry (SOHCAHTOA) Slap Math!

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8th - 10th
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Students will use right triangle trigonometry (SOHCAHTOA) to set up trigonometric ratios, find missing sides in, find missing angles in, and solve right triangles. Knowledge of the Pythagorean Theorem is needed to complete some of the questions in this resource.

The game is very similar to the card game Slapjack. In short, students will divide up a deck of “cards” (math questions) evenly among 4-5 players and hold their cards face down. Learners will then take turns flipping over the top card in their individual piles and placing them in a discard pile that can be easily reached by all players. Once a card has been flipped over, all students must work the problem out on their student activity sheet and determine the correct answer. If the card flipped over has no hand print on it, players will work together to answer the question before moving on. However, if the card flipped over has a hand print on it, the first student to accurately solve the problem and slap the card gets to keep it. My students LOVED playing this game in class last week!

With the purchase of this product you will also receive a set of cards without hand prints on them (note: the questions are the same). This set would be great if you would prefer to use this resource as task cards!

Directions, 24 playing cards (or task cards), student activity sheet, and answer key are included! Please see the preview to determine if the questions in this activity are appropriate for your students.
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