Math
Unit 4
10th Grade
Lesson 13 of 19
Solve a modeling problem using trigonometry.
Watch the video "Marine Ramp" by Dan Meyer and determine which bridge is best.
Marine Ramp by Dan Meyer is made available on 101Questions under the CC BY 3.0 license. Accessed Feb. 28, 2018, 3:38 p.m..
Modified by Fishtank Learning, Inc.Write a model that describes how to find the optimal ramp length, regardless of the horizontal and vertical displacement of the pier and the ramp.
Use the following link, Boat Dock, to test out your model in different scenarios.
Marine Ramp by Dan Meyer is made available on 101Questions under the CC BY 3.0 license. Accessed Feb. 28, 2018, 3:38 p.m..
The following resources include problems and activities aligned to the objective of the lesson that can be used to create your own problem set.
What is the optimal length for a ramp that has a horizontal displacement of 26 meters from the pier and a vertical displacement of 9.5 meters from the pier?
Use your model from Anchor Problem #2 to find this value and justify your reasoning using a diagram and explanation.
Lesson 12
Lesson 14
Topic A: Right Triangle Properties and Side-Length Relationships
Topic B: Right Triangle Trigonometry
Topic C: Applications of Right Triangle Trigonometry
Topic D: The Unit Circle
Topic E: Trigonometric Ratios in Non-Right Triangles