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Name: ________________________

Date:____________________________

Who Uses Trigonometry? Research Project


Step 1: Choose a career of interest. Suggestions are listed below. Aerospace Building Engineering Navigation Physics Archaeology Carpentry Geography Architecture Sports Astronomy Chemistry Manufacturing Optics Surveying

Step 2: Decide how you will learn more about the use of trigonometry in your chosen career. For example: Internet research, job shadow, text books, job fair, interview, etc. Step 3: Select the way you will share what you learn. Your choices include a skit, Power Point, newspaper article, photo essay, brochure, poster, and a report.

Complete the following chart and have it approved by your teacher.


Your Name: Due Date Step 1: Career

Step 2: Research Method

Step 3: Presentation

Teacher Comments and Suggestions:

Name: ________________________

Date:____________________________

Your final project MUST include the following: A written report (1-2 pages typed, double spaced, size 12 font Arial or Times New Roman) about the career you investigated Presentation component (Choose ONE: Skit, Newspaper Article, Brochure, Power Point, Oral Presentation, or Poster) A description of the career, including how trigonometry plays a role ONE example of how trigonometry is used in this field List of sources (where you got your research) Type of education/training required (ie. High School courses, College, University, apprenticeship, etc.) Potential average salary Employability (ie. Is it easy to get a job in this field?) Historical background (if applicable) Any other related issues Example of job posting (ie. From newspaper, internet, etc.) *Optional

Where do I get my information?


Start with the internet. This will give you an idea of different professions and then you can narrow down your choice. If you know someone in one of these professions, ask them about it! You may also wish to use the library to get help researching your chosen profession.

Types of Presentations
Skit 5 minutes, max. 3 people Newspaper Article 350-400 words, one graphic, and use proper newspaper format Brochure 4-6 sided pamphlet and at least 2 graphics Power Point 12-14 slides and use different transitions Oral Presentation 2-3 minutes and have interaction with the audience Poster Bristol board size with large writing and multiple graphics.

Name: ________________________

Date:____________________________

**A Word on Plagiarism:


Copying and pasting something from the internet is plagiarism. You are submitting someone elses work as your own. If I suspect that you have done this, I will question you on your sources. Consequences will include re-submitting the

assignment, a phone call home, and the notification of administration.

Report and Presentation


Achievement Category
Knowledge/ Understanding

Level R
No Evidence. Did not attempt.

Level 1
Shows a limited understanding of the concepts. Report and presentation are short/incomplete.

Level 2
Shows some understanding of the concepts. Report and presentation meet some of the requirements. Shows some connection between trigonometry and the profession. Report and presentation show some clarity. Presentation and report are a bit short or lacking detail.

Level 3
Shows an understanding of the concepts. Report and presentation meet all of the requirements. Shows a connection between trigonometry and the profession. Report and presentation show clarity. Presentation is interesting and report is complete.

Level 4
Shows a high degree of understanding of concepts. Report and presentation are detailed and thorough Shows more than one connection between trigonometry and the profession. Report and presentation show a high degree of clarity. Presentation is engaging and report is prepared with attention to detail.

Application

No Evidence. Did not attempt.

Shows a limited connection between trigonometry and profession.

Communication

No Evidence. Did not attempt.

Report and presentation show limited clarity. Presentation and report are incomplete, too short, and lacking attention to detail.