Students have been learning about trigonometry in a real life setting.
They solved problems to see how trigonometry can be applied in architecture.
Trigonometry is the study of the relationships between the sides and angles of triangles.
Students used the trigonometric ratios (sine, cosine and tangent) to calculate the height of school buildings.
Estimation was used to judge the reasonableness of their solutions and to make sense of the real world.
The students enjoyed thinking creatively and discussing their mathematical thinking.
It was a fun lesson which led to great steps forward in learning and showed the students how mathematics can be applied in real life.