Mathematics / Year 9 / Measurement and Geometry / Pythagoras and trigonometry

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Curriculum content descriptions

Apply trigonometry to solve right-angled triangle problems (ACMMG224)

Elaborations
  • understanding the terms adjacent and opposite sides in a right-angled triangle
  • selecting and accurately using the correct trigonometric ratio to find unknown sides (adjacent, opposite and hypotenuse) and angles in right-angled triangles
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Trigonometric ratios,  Right angled triangles

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