The problems and activities within this document are designed to assist students in achieving the following standards: G.SRT.6 & G.SRT.8 as well as the standards for mathematics practice and the literacy standards. They are also designed to help the teacher assess the students’ abilities when it comes to working with the ideas within the standards.
This document contains the following:
- an anticipatory set for applying the Pythagorean Theorem
- an anticipatory set for applied problems with trigonometry (real-world word problems)
The intention of these activities is to make word problems related to right triangles more meaningful for the students, and to allow them to develop the steps involved in solving such problems.
*The problems are designed to hook the students interest. It is intended for students to decide what other information would be needed to solve each problem & WHY each piece of information is necessary. Once the students come up with this, you can assign those variables any values, or even have the students create them, and then solve! : )
About my Products:
While the PARCC assesses many of the mathematical practice standards, I aim to create many problems and activities that require students to apply the skills outlined in the performance level descriptors. I believe that the more students are exposed to such types of work, the more likely they are to develop a conceptual understanding of the concepts & of their own learning, succeed on the PARCC, and hence the more likely they are to be prepared for success in college and/or their future careers. If you happen to have any questions or concerns regarding anything your purchase (or download for free), please do not hesitate to contact me! Have a wonderful school year! :)