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Basic
Skills
180 kB

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Basic skills for using Maths
Helper Plus. An excellent introduction for your classes. 
30 min 
8+ 




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Angle
relationships, Congruency, Pythagoras
682
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Angle Relationships




Activity 1 

Sum of interior angles = 180º

Exterior angle = sum of interior opposite angles 
35 min 
8+ 
Activity 2 

Sides opposite congruent angles are congruent

Angles opposite congruent sides are congruent

Sides and angles in equilateral triangles 
30 min 
8+ 
Congruency




Activity 3


Naming corresponding angles and sides in congruent triangles.

Statements of congruency 
25 min 
9+ 
Activity 4 

Demonstrating the failure of AAA and ASS to guarantee congruency.

Establishing that RHS guarantees congruency. 
40 min 
9+ 
Activity 5 

Interpreting triangle diagrams to establish congruency relationships. 
40 min 
9+ 
Activity 6 

Interpreting triangle diagrams to establish congruency relationships.

Applying congruency rules. 
40 min 
9+ 
Pythagoras




Activity 7 

Demonstrating Pythagoras’ Theorem

Pythagorean triples 
40 min 
9+ 
Activity 8 

Using Pythagoras’ Theorem to solve for an unknown hypotenuse or leg of a
right triangle. 
40 min 
10+ 




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Tangent
ratio (right triangles)
455
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Tangent Ratio
(Right Triangles)




Activity 9 

Defining the terms: ‘opposite’ and ‘adjacent’.

Defining the tangent ratio.

Demonstrating that the tangent ratio depends only on the angle, not the
size of the triangle 
35 min 
9+ 
Activity 10 

Making a table of tangent ratios for common angles.

Using known tangent ratios to solve for unknown angles in right triangles. 
40 min 
9+ 
Activity 11 

Using known tangent ratios to solve for unknown
opposite or adjacent sides in right triangles. 
40 min 
10+ 
Activity 12 

Explanation of angles of elevation and depression.

Solving word problems involving angles of elevation and depression. 
40 min 
10+ 




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Sine
ratio, Cosine ratio, Similar trianlges
622
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Sine




Activity
13 

Defining the sine ratio.

Identifying the opposite side and the hypotenuse in right angled
triangles.

Calculating sine ratios from triangle diagrams.

Establishing that the sine ratio does not depend on the size of a
triangle. 
40 min 
9+ 
Activity
14 

Making a table of sine ratios for
common angles.

Using known sine ratios to solve for unknown opposite angles in right
triangles.

Using known sine ratios to solve for unknown sides in right
triangles. ( Both opposite and hypotenuse. ) 
40 min 
9+ 
Activity
15 

Using known sine ratios to solve for unknown legs in right
triangles.

Using known sine ratios to solve for an unknown hypotenuse in a right
triangle. 
40 min 
10+ 
Cosine




Activity
16 

Defining the cosine ratio.

Identifying the adjacent side and the hypotenuse in right angled
triangles.

Calculating cosine ratios from triangle diagrams.

Establishing that the cosine ratio does not depend on the size of a
triangle. 
40
min 
9+ 
Activity
17 

Making a table of cosine ratios for common angles.

Using known cosine ratios to solve for unknown adjacent angles in right
triangles. 
40
min 
9+ 
Activity
18 

Using known cosine ratios to solve for unknown legs in right
triangles.

Using known cosine ratios to solve for an unknown hypotenuse in a right
triangle. 
40
min 
10+ 
Similar Triangles




Activity
19 

Defining ‘similar’ triangles.

Locating corresponding angles and sides.

Calculating scale factors.

Experimenting with scale factors and triangle shape for pairs of similar
triangles. 
40
min 
9+ 
Activity
20 

Finding unknown corresponding angles in similar triangles.

Finding unknown corresponding sides in similar triangles. 
40
min 
10+ 




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General
triangle solution
509
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General Triangle Solution




Activity
21 
(
Type 1, Given three sides. )

Procedure outlined in detail.

Six practice problems. Use Maths Helper Plus to generate solution and to
correct the working. 
50
min 
11+ 
Activity
22 
(
Type 2, Given two sides and included angle. )

Procedure outlined in detail.

Six practice problems. Use Maths Helper Plus to generate solution and to
correct the working. 
50
min 
11+ 
Activity
23 
(
Type 3, Given two sides and nonincluded angle.)

Demonstrate the ambiguous case.

Procedure outlined in detail.

Three practice problems. Use Maths Helper Plus to generate solution and to
correct the working. 
50
min 
11+ 
Activity
24

(
Type 4, Given two angles and one side.)

Procedure outlined in detail.

Six practice problems. Use Maths Helper Plus to generate solution and to
correct the working. 
50
min 
11+ 
Activity
25 
(
Type 5, Given three (x,y) points. )

Procedure outlined in detail.

Six practice problems. Construct and solve triangles. Use Maths Helper
Plus to generate solution and to correct the working. 
50
min 
11+ 