Grade: 9 - College

What’s in a Plank? (9 – CC)

In this task, students are asked to look at the sides and angles of a right triangle formed by a human doing a plank. This task gives students an opportunity to build their awareness and understanding of the parts of a right triangle and how we can find unknown angle and side measures using trigonometry.

The lesson plan and materials are provided in Google Slides— click below to view the slides or make your own copy of them. Slides labeled with a “T” in the upper right corner are included for teacher information about the lesson. Slides labeled with an “S” in the upper right corner are for students. If handouts are needed there are links to them in the teacher slides. All slides can be adapted.

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