Similar Triangles Outdoor Activity
May 11, 2012
1. Choose 3 tall outdoor objects/surfaces to measure (i.e. the school roof, soccer field posts,
flag pole, specific tree) Fill in Column A in table below.
2. In Column B, fill in your est
Congruent & Similar Triangles
1. Ratio - a relationship between two quantities, usually expressed as a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .
2. Proportional - all ratios between corresponding sides are equal between two objects, and
the ratio is called the _ _ _
Choosing your Trig Method
In the following triangles, indicate which method you would use to
solve for x:
a) Given a 90 Angle:
Use SIN, COS, or TAN to find a missing side
Use SIN-1 COS-1 TAN-1 to find a missing angle
b) Given an angle and the side opposit