Mathematics 416 Carrousel 416: Chapter 6

Introduction This document is a tool designed to help give teachers a clear description of what should be covered in Chapter 6 of the Carrousel 4 textbook. The textbook offers more material than can be covered in most regular classes. However, this summary should be seen as a guide only; the amount of time available as well as the students' interests and capabilities will determine the materiel which is covered. Further information about the material is found in the Teacher's Guide. Objectives Covered in Chapter 6 This itinerary covers Objective 2.2: To solve problems using trigonometric ratios. Students will be able to use trigonometric ratios to find the measure of a side or angle needed to solve a variety of problems or to deduce other data needed to solve a problem. They will be able to determine such measures in right triangles and in other triangles using the law of sines. It is important to refer to the MEQ Curriculum document for more details on the objectives of the program (pp. 22 - 23). Time ≈18% of the year. Comments 1. It is important for students to understand that the trig ratios are derived from ratios of corresponding sides in similar right triangles. 2. 3. 4. Problems must go beyond the simple calculation of the measure of a side or an angle. Students will be able to find the area of a triangle using Heron’s (Hero’s) formula. Although the 416 program includes the law of sines, it does not cover the law of cosines. However, most problems which might normally indicate the use of the law of cosines can be solved in other ways. The use of calculators will facilitate the covering of this topic.

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Mathematics 416 Carrousel 4: Chapter 6
Topic Class 1. Trigonometric Ratios (pp. 152 - 160) 2% Time Homework √ Sine of an Angle Cosine of an Angle Tangent of an Angle Investment 1: 113, 15, 18, 19 √ Measures of Sides Measures of Angles Investment 2: 1-13 Workout 13: 1-5, 813, 15-18, 25-28, 32-35, 38 Pop Quiz √ Law of Sines Investment 3: 1-5, 7, 9* √ Height (or Altitude) Hero’s Formula Investment 4: 1-5, 8, 9, 11, 12 Workout 14: 1-6, 815, 18, 20, 22, 24, 28 Pop Quiz 14 Investment 1: 14, 17 Think Tank p. 160 Priority 1 Optional Omit

2. Solving Right Triangles (pp. 161 - 175)

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Investment 2: 14 Think Tank: p. 165 Workout 13: 6, 7, 14, 19-24, 29-31, 36-37

3. Solving Any Triangle (pp. 176 - 183) 4. Area of Triangles (pp. 184 - 202)

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Investment 3: 6, 8, 10, 11 Think Tank: p. 183 Investment 4: 6, 7, 10, 13 Think Tank: p. 189 Workout 14: 7, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 2527, 29-33

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* #9 p. 183 “V” should read “S”

This document has been prepared by Carolyn Gould, Resource Person for MAPCO. It is available on the MAPCO website: www.qesn.meq.gouv.qc.ca/mapco/