Making the Laws of Sines and Cosines a Splash for Students
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Publisher:Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Citation:Ohio Journal of School Mathematics, no. 65 (2012), 21-23.
The Laws of Sines and Cosines are tremendously powerful in solving application problems, but traditionally the use of these methods is reduced to solving static word problems out of a textbook. This article describes a way for students to apply these trigonometric methods to a very novel and motivating context of hitting their mathematics teacher with water balloon trajectories.
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