This task asks students to use similarity to solve a problem in a context that will be familiar to many, though most students are accustomed to using intuition rather than geometric reasoning to set up the shot.
This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and design/pre-construction educators, and validated by content experts in the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and the National Career Clusters Knowledge & Skills Statements. It was developed with the purpose of demonstrating how the Common Core and CTE Knowledge & Skills Statements can be integrated into classroom learning - and to provide classroom teachers with a truly authentic task for either mathematics or CTE courses.
This task gives students the opportunity to verify that a dilation takes a line that does not pass through the center to a line parallel to the original line, and to verify that a dilation of a line segment (whether it passes through the center or not) is longer or shorter by the scale factor.
This task is closely related to very important material about similarity and ratios in geometry.
In this lesson, students will learn that math is important in navigation and engineering. Ancient land and sea navigators started with the most basic of navigation equations (Speed x Time = Distance). Today, navigational satellites use equations that take into account the relative effects of space and time. However, even these high-tech wonders cannot be built without pure and simple math concepts basic geometry and trigonometry that have been used for thousands of years. In this lesson, these basic concepts are discussed and illustrated in the associated activities.
CK-12 Foundation's Trigonometry FlexBook is an introduction to trigonometry for the high school student. Topics include: Trigonometric Identities & Equations, Circular Functions, and Polar Equations & Complex Numbers.
CK-12's Texas Instruments Trigonometry Student Edition Flexbook is a helpful companion to a trigonometry course, providing students with more ways to understand basic trigonometric concepts through supplementary exercises and explanations.
CK-12's Texas Instruments Trigonometry Teacher's Edition Flexbook is a helpful companion to a trigonometry course, providing students with more ways to understand basic trigonometric concepts through supplementary exercises and explanations.
CK-12 Trigonometry Teacher's Edition provides tips and common errors for teaching CK-12 Trigonometry Student Edition. The solution and assessment guides are available upon request.