Trig in the Tower Day (Using Trigonometry in the Real World)

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After weeks of doing right-triangle trigonometry, I find that my "best" trigonometry students struggle to apply what they learned to an outdoor setting. I wrote this activity so that students would have a chance to calculate the height of a school building tower. At some schools, I have called this "Trig in the Trees" day, since it often involves determining the height of a tree on campus.

You'll need to set up the three challenges, two of which involve cones. (You could use any classroom objects you want!)

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Keywords: Jonnard
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Trig in the Tower Day (Using Trigonometry in the Real World)
Trig in the Tower Day (Using Trigonometry in the Real World)