tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6651514617266100245.post9114953651017549159..comments2018-02-20T17:20:08.421-05:00Comments on I Hope This Old Train Breaks Down...: Trick for Teaching Basic Triguntilnextstopnoreply@blogger.comBlogger15125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6651514617266100245.post-7159720776843198622016-02-01T15:43:19.537-05:002016-02-01T15:43:19.537-05:00Thank you! I'll be trying this - decided a pra...Thank you! I'll be trying this - decided a practice homework of working through a few triangles all flipped around, tell which sides are hypotenuse, opposite and adjacent a given angle. I Like Your Altitudehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/12569258498081116709noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6651514617266100245.post-42984794609058654442016-01-16T22:41:07.779-05:002016-01-16T22:41:07.779-05:00Thanx! Thats great help!
Thanx! Thats great help!<br />NehaBhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15901952536343956705noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6651514617266100245.post-3018093202136862632015-08-06T08:44:23.221-04:002015-08-06T08:44:23.221-04:00thansk man...this really helps
thansk man...this really helps<br /><br />Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6651514617266100245.post-18398452631702271212015-05-24T23:01:38.455-04:002015-05-24T23:01:38.455-04:00Very useful resources. Thank you.
I also have a us...Very useful resources. Thank you.<br />I also have a useful book related to this topic.<br /><br />Trigonometry For Dummies (2014).pdf - 7.2 MB<br />http://www.anafile.com/hxsuffw53wx2.htmlHamid Rizalihttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13649451028474587142noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6651514617266100245.post-48866545206794187032014-03-15T08:11:46.390-04:002014-03-15T08:11:46.390-04:00This is awesome This is awesome cdarkiehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07218594110070674610noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6651514617266100245.post-2804065175519612062014-02-05T18:44:49.554-05:002014-02-05T18:44:49.554-05:00Well I'm a kid and you just kept me from faili...Well I'm a kid and you just kept me from failing thx so much!Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6651514617266100245.post-51492113928457282182014-01-12T21:12:16.666-05:002014-01-12T21:12:16.666-05:00So great! Thanks!!So great! Thanks!!Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6651514617266100245.post-85753452860775554972013-02-13T21:16:12.575-05:002013-02-13T21:16:12.575-05:00Great idea. I will try this tomorrow when I intro...Great idea. I will try this tomorrow when I introduce right triangle trig. to my lowest level sophomores in St. Paul, MN.<br />Thanks!Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6651514617266100245.post-82430780320250380962011-08-28T12:06:29.814-04:002011-08-28T12:06:29.814-04:00>"a couple of days of pure similar-triangl...>"a couple of days of pure similar-triangles proportions practice"<br /><br />What exactly did you do during those days? I'm starting trig tomorrow with my pre-calc students.Sue VanHattumhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10237941346154683902noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6651514617266100245.post-75816805859951294132011-04-10T03:42:06.521-04:002011-04-10T03:42:06.521-04:00Thanks everyone, your comments have helped me uder...Thanks everyone, your comments have helped me uderstand trig a lot more!<br />I'm a teaching assistant living in the UK, I support Math in a local primary school, Yr 5 & 6 (9-11 yrs), and decided to re-take my GCSE Math to help in my job, exam coming up soon!!!Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6651514617266100245.post-17805994187406185242011-03-23T11:40:19.250-04:002011-03-23T11:40:19.250-04:00hahahaha and funnyhahahaha and funnyEngineerEagannoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6651514617266100245.post-73330090823475015172011-02-06T10:19:26.528-05:002011-02-06T10:19:26.528-05:00I'm obviously not too smart, Ames, because I h...I'm obviously not too smart, Ames, because I had to look up what britches meant. :( But now I understand: it's like you're saying I'm too sexy for my shirt. ;)Mimihttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15285583728476473117noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6651514617266100245.post-49781850198067700292011-02-04T23:42:25.125-05:002011-02-04T23:42:25.125-05:00You are too smart for your britches. :) Seriously...You are too smart for your britches. :) Seriously though, that's pretty clever!Amynoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6651514617266100245.post-70322155239227679922011-02-04T16:31:52.264-05:002011-02-04T16:31:52.264-05:00I am glad you like it!
And, if it helps... I als...I am glad you like it! <br /><br />And, if it helps... I also always introduce sine/cosine/tangent with a Do Now problem about solving for heights using shadow lengths, and then I talk to the kids about how we don't always necessarily have another object nearby that we can measure and have full information about, so mathematicians store the ratios inside their calculators. That seems to make the transition into trig more intuitive as well.<br /><br />PS. Pretty sure in all of NYC, trigonometry is a middle-school topic.... Grade 7 curriculum.Mimihttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15285583728476473117noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6651514617266100245.post-6636314111349909222011-02-04T14:26:05.598-05:002011-02-04T14:26:05.598-05:00Oh this is just too awesome. I'll do basic tri...Oh this is just too awesome. I'll do basic trig on Monday with my honors juniors and this will be just right. <br /><br />But wow, 8th graders in the Bronx do trig? I was always really good at math in school, but when in ninth grade I took physics (normally just for seniors and juniors so teacher assumed everyone knew trig) I had to really struggle with trigonometry because I just couldn't "see" what sine, cosine etc referred to. Them being proportions was too abstract for me then, and I'm always impressed when kids just get it without struggle with abstraction. But then secretly I'm always wondering if they really do get it or if they are just placing lesser demands on their own understanding.Julia Tsyganhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04354702485097004759noreply@blogger.com