A 4 page word document file plus a pdf of the written answers are included.
Students use their knowledge of the primary trig ratios to solve trigonometry problems in a fun race activity. Students solve each question in a group and the answer sends them to a classroom in the school. On each classroom door, there is a clue to be found with a letter or number. They bring the clue back and use this value or variable in their next question. Students are unable solve the next question until the clue is found. If you cannot have students moving in the building, the alternate activity is to place papers around the room with room numbers on them and have them move within the classroom.
This race is a good review of trigonometry principals or can be used as an assignment if students are required to pass in their notes. I have a rule that every student must have a copy of the questions, and so while one student races to find the clue, the others copy notes for everyone. The winning team has the correct answer and a full set of notes completed first.
Find other activities with applications of math on our Making Math MM site.