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CHAPTER 6: INVESTIGATING NON-RIGHT ANGLE TRIANGLES AS MODELS FOR PROBLEMS

The Chapter Problem: Modelling the Solar System

 

Solar System Models — Information and Resources

Challenge 1

  Helicopter Flight — Information and Resources
 
   

 Challenge 2

  Cartography and Understanding Maps — Information and Resources
 
   

6.1 Exploration: Fractals: Exploring Self-Similarity

  Sierpinski's Triangle Online — Exploration
  Fractals — Information
  Fractal Links — Information and Resources
 
   

6.2 Similar-Triangle Models

  Distances From Shuttle Photos — Investigations
Measuring The Solar System — Information
  Distances From Shuttle Photos — Investigations
Measuring The Solar System — Information
 
   

6.3 Investigating the Sine Law

  The Sine Law — Information
 
   

6.4 Proving and Using the Sine Law

  Proving The Law of Sines — Exploration
  Sine Law — Tutorial
   
   
 
   

6.5 Exploration: Using Compass Directions and Bearings to Navigate

 

How a Compass Works — Information

  Location, Distance and Direction on Maps — Information
 
   

6.6 Adjusting the Pythagorean Theorem : The Cosine Law

 

Proving The Law of Cosines — Exploration

  Cosine Law — Tutorial
 
   

6.7 Solving Measurement Problems Modelled by Triangles

  Real World Measurement Problems — Projects