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Right Triangle Trigonometry

Video/Activity Description

"The Heated Situation!"  - Chris has recently taken a new job at the Washington Fire Department.  His Fire Chief has given him the role of selecting the correct firetruck to send to each emergency situation but Chris is struggling with this task.  Using your understanding of right triangle trigonometry, help Chris make the correct decision on which firetruck he needs to send to all the situations. 

Common Core Standard:  

CCSS.Math.Content.HSG.SRT.C.6

CCSS.Math.Content.HSG.SRT.C.8

CCSS.Math.Content.HSG.SRT.C.7

CCSS.Math.Content.HSG.SRT.D.10

CCSS.Math.Content.HSG.SRT.D.11

video with Activity 

Suggestions to implement in Class

Cooperative Learning Activity - Chris just received multiple calls and has 4 different fires happening at the same time!  To make sure everyone gets saved, he has to send a different firetruck to each situation. 

Your students will have to work together to logically decided where to send each firetruck since the fires are all happening at the same time.  We suggest that you place your students into groups of two.  Have your students work together to apply their understanding of right triangle trigonometry so they can decide where to send each firetruck.  Good luck!