Trigonometric Trajectories

Australian curriculum number (ACMMG245;ACMMG276)

Who is this sequence for?

This sequence is for students who are familiar with Pythagoras’ Theorem and angles of depression/elevation. There are opportunities for students to independently design and conduct practical experiments by creating models, drawing diagrams and conducting and refining practical experiments.

Summary of learning goals

Students’ understanding of trigonometric and Pythagorean relationships are reinforced through two engaging real-world contexts: researching and building a thrilling (yet safe) zipline ride for a doll, and outlining a proposal for building glider poles in their local area.