Trigonometry Starters:Refreshing Revision: It is called Refreshing Revision because every time you refresh the page you get different revision questions. Advanced Trigonometry Starters
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Curriculum for Trigonometry:Years 7 to 9Pupils should be taught to use Pythagoras’ Theorem and trigonometric ratios in similar triangles to solve problems involving rightangled triangles more... Years 10 and 11Pupils should be taught to compare lengths, areas and volumes using ratio notation and/or scale factors; make links to similarity (including trigonometric ratios) more... Pupils should be taught to recognise, sketch and interpret graphs of linear functions, quadratic functions, simple cubic functions, the reciprocal function y = with x not equal to 0, {the exponential function y = k^{x} for positive values of k, and the trigonometric functions (with arguments in degrees) y = sin x, y = cos x and y = tan x for angles of any size} more... Pupils should be taught to know the exact values of the sine and cosine of 30, 45, 60 and 90 degrees; know the exact value of the tangent of 30, 45, and 60 degrees more... Pupils should be taught to {know and apply the sine and cosine rules to find unknown lengths and angles} more... Pupils should be taught to {know and apply Area = ½ ab sin C to calculate the area, sides or angles of any triangle} more... Years 12 and 13Pupils should be taught to understand and use the definitions of sine, cosine and tangent for all arguments; the sine and cosine rules; the area of a triangle in the form ½absin(C); Work with radian measure, including use for arc length and area of sector more... Pupils should be taught to understand and use the standard small angle approximations of sine, cosine and tangent Pupils should be taught to understand and use the sine, cosine and tangent functions; their graphs, symmetries and periodicity. Know and use exact values of sin, cos and tan for the following angles (in degrees and radians) 0°, 30°, 45°, 60°, 90°, 180° and multiples thereof more... Pupils should be taught to understand and use the definitions of secant, cosecant and cotangent and of arcsin, arccos and arctan; their relationships to sine, cosine and tangent; understanding of their graphs; their ranges and domains more... Pupils should be taught to understand and use Pupils should be taught to understand and use double angle formulae; use of formulae for sin (A ± B), cos (A ± B), and tan (A ± B); Pupils should be taught to solve simple trigonometric equations in a given interval, including quadratic equations in sin, cos and tan and equations involving multiples of the unknown angle more... Pupils should be taught to construct proofs involving trigonometric functions and identities more... Pupils should be taught to use trigonometric functions to solve problems in context, including problems involving vectors, kinematics and forces more... Feedback:Comment recorded on the 28 May 'Starter of the Day' page by L Smith, Colwyn Bay: "An absolutely brilliant resource. Only recently been discovered but is used daily with all my classes. It is particularly useful when things can be saved for further use. Thank you!" Comment recorded on the 6 May 'Starter of the Day' page by Natalie, London: "I am thankful for providing such wonderful starters. They are of immence help and the students enjoy them very much. These starters have saved my time and have made my lessons enjoyable." Comment recorded on the 19 October 'Starter of the Day' page by E Pollard, Huddersfield: "I used this with my bottom set in year 9. To engage them I used their name and favorite football team (or pop group) instead of the school name. For homework, I asked each student to find a definition for the key words they had been given (once they had fun trying to guess the answer) and they presented their findings to the rest of the class the following day. They felt really special because the key words came from their own personal information." 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Notes:Trigonometry is a branch of mathematics that studies triangles and the relationships between their sides and the angles between these sides. Pupils begin by learning the names on the sides of a rightangled triangle relative to the angles. They then learn the ratios of the lengths of these sides and the connection these ratios have with the size of the angles.
Trigonometry Teacher Resources:3D Trigonometry Presentation: A slide presentation (a poem) introducing using trigonometry (including Pythagoras' Theorem) to find lengths and angles on three dimensional shapes. Triangle Solver: Provide and three measurements for a triangle and this application will work out the remaining sides, angles and area. Trigonometry Activities:Common Trig Ratios: A selfmarking exercise on finding the exact values of sine, cosine and tangent of special angles. Formulae to Remember: The traditional pairs or pelmanism game adapted to test recognition for formulae required to be memorised for GCSE exams. Trigonometry: 20 trigonometry questions in an online, self marking exercise. Trigonometry Advanced: A selfmarking exercise on the sine rule, cosine rule and the sine formula for finding the area of a triangle. Which Side?: Arrange the diagrams in groups depending on whether the arrow is pointing to the opposite, adjacent or hypotenuse. Alternatively, for the more advanced student, there is an evergrowing collection of ExamStyle Questions with worked solutions on the topic of Trigonometry. Trigonometry Investigations:Search for Infinity: Manipulate the Lissajou curve to produce a perfectly symmetrical (vertically and horizontally) infinity symbol. Trigonometry Videos:Formulae for GCSE: These are the formulae candidates need to know for the GCSE(91) Maths exams. Trigonometry and Pythagoras: A trigonometry and Pythagoras theorem revision song Trigonometry in 3D: This video from Corbettmaths goes through a typical 3D trigonometry question  finding an angle in a cuboid. Trigonometry External Links:Links to other websites containing resources for Trigonometry are provided for those logged into 'Transum Mathematics'. Subscribing also opens up the opportunity for you to add your own links to this panel. You can sign up using one of the buttons below: SearchThe activity you are looking for may have been classified in a different way from the way you were expecting. You can search the whole of Transum Maths by using the box below.
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