This project is designed to help you fully grasp the concept of using trigonometry to solve problems. This includes, but is not limited to, finding the length of a missing side or a missing angle of a triangle, identifying these problems in everyday life, drawing them, calculating their values, and weaving it all into an interesting, amusing or creative story!
Your task is to develop a story involving the missing angle or missing side of a right triangle. To support your story, you will need to carefully draw, use a photograph, a picture clipped from a magazine or downloaded from the Internet, illustrating the problem in your story. You will need to include all formulas and all of the steps required to come up with your answer for your story.
Final Draft must include: (See scoring sheet for specific details) a) A Creative, Unique, and Imaginative Story
ii) Appropriate subject (You can include Mr. Minsky or other people from school, but anything sexually explicit, demeaning, mean-spirited, or socially unacceptable will not be tolerated – i.e. resulting grade will be an “F”)
iii) Must be a trigonometry problem (finding a missing side or angle)
iv) The story MUST be more than a few sentences. It must be a STORY. Somewhere at or above 2 paragraphs should do it.
v) It must be creative!
b) A Drawing, an actual picture or a magazine clipping to illustrate your story
i) From the Internet, magazine, newspaper, photograph
ii) The drawing or picture must be visible and clearly definable
iii) The picture must be appropriate to the story and to class rules and expectations J