MA.912.T.1.2

Solve mathematical and real-world problems involving right triangles using trigonometric ratios and the Pythagorean Theorem.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Instruction includes procedural fluency with the relationships of side lengths in special right triangles having angle measures of 30°-60°-90° and 45°-45°-90°.
General Information
Subject Area: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 912
Strand: Trigonometry
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
1200400: Foundational Skills in Mathematics 9-12 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1206310: Geometry (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1206320: Geometry Honors (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7912070: Access Mathematics for Liberal Arts (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2019, 2019 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1206315: Geometry for Credit Recovery (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7912065: Access Geometry (Specifically in versions: 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1207350: Mathematics for College Liberal Arts (Specifically in versions: 2022 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
MA.912.T.1.AP.2: Given a mathematical and/or real-world problem involving right triangles, solve using trigonometric ratio or the Pythagorean Theorem.

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Formative Assessments

Sine and Cosine:

Students are asked to explain the relationship between sine and cosine of the acute angles of a right triangle.

Type: Formative Assessment

Patterns in the 30-60-90 Table:

Students are asked to use 30-60-90 triangle relationships to observe and explain the relationship between sin 30 and cos 60 (or sin 60 and cos 30).

Type: Formative Assessment

Pyramid Height:

Students are asked to determine the length of a side of a right triangle in a real-world problem.

Type: Formative Assessment

Washington Monument:

Students are asked to find the angle of elevation in a real world situation modeled by a right triangle.

Type: Formative Assessment

Step Up:

Students are asked to explain the relationship among angles in a diagram involving a right triangle and to find one angle of the right triangle.

Type: Formative Assessment

River Width:

Students are asked to find an unknown length in a real world context requiring right triangle trigonometry.

Type: Formative Assessment

Perilous Plunge:

Students are asked to find an unknown length in a real world context requiring right triangle trigonometry.

Type: Formative Assessment

Holiday Lights:

Students are asked to solve a problem in a real world context requiring the use of the Pythagorean Theorem.

Type: Formative Assessment

Will It Fit?:

Students are asked to solve a problem in a real world context using the Pythagorean Theorem.

Type: Formative Assessment

TV Size:

Students are asked to solve a problem in a real world context requiring the use of the Pythagorean Theorem.

Type: Formative Assessment

Lesson Plan

Just Plane Ol' Area!:

Students will construct various figures on coordinate planes and calculate the perimeter and area. Use of the Pythagorean theorem will be required.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorial

Around the World with Right Triangles:

Learn how to use trigonometric ratios to find the heights of famous monuments and solve a real-world application in this interactive tutorial. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Perspectives Video: Expert

Oceanography & Math:

A discussion describing ocean currents studied by a physical oceanographer and how math is involved. 

Type: Perspectives Video: Expert

MFAS Formative Assessments

Holiday Lights:

Students are asked to solve a problem in a real world context requiring the use of the Pythagorean Theorem.

Patterns in the 30-60-90 Table:

Students are asked to use 30-60-90 triangle relationships to observe and explain the relationship between sin 30 and cos 60 (or sin 60 and cos 30).

Perilous Plunge:

Students are asked to find an unknown length in a real world context requiring right triangle trigonometry.

Pyramid Height:

Students are asked to determine the length of a side of a right triangle in a real-world problem.

River Width:

Students are asked to find an unknown length in a real world context requiring right triangle trigonometry.

Sine and Cosine:

Students are asked to explain the relationship between sine and cosine of the acute angles of a right triangle.

Step Up:

Students are asked to explain the relationship among angles in a diagram involving a right triangle and to find one angle of the right triangle.

TV Size:

Students are asked to solve a problem in a real world context requiring the use of the Pythagorean Theorem.

Washington Monument:

Students are asked to find the angle of elevation in a real world situation modeled by a right triangle.

Will It Fit?:

Students are asked to solve a problem in a real world context using the Pythagorean Theorem.

Original Student Tutorials Mathematics - Grades 9-12

Around the World with Right Triangles:

Learn how to use trigonometric ratios to find the heights of famous monuments and solve a real-world application in this interactive tutorial. 

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Original Student Tutorial

Around the World with Right Triangles:

Learn how to use trigonometric ratios to find the heights of famous monuments and solve a real-world application in this interactive tutorial. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parent Resources

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