# File - Ms. Carew`s Classes

```MAP 4C
Name: _______________
EXPLORING TRIGONOMETRIC RATIOS ACTIVITY
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING!
Angles
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Angles in triangles are named using the corners, for example: CAB
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The letter of the angle is the one in the middle
MAP 4C
Name: _______________
1. Under ‘My Computer’ choose ‘Students Common’, ‘Pickup’, ‘Carew’, ‘MAP 4C’,
‘Investigating Sin, Cos, Tan of Angles.gsp’. The screen should show:
Save this to your H drive.
2. Choose a point for C in Quadrant 1, so that ABC is a right angle triangle. What is
the measure of angle A?
a) Which side is opposite angle A?
b) Which side is adjacent to angle A?
c) Which side is the hypotenuse?
d) Complete the following chart:
Sin A =
Cos A =
Tan A =
3. Move point C around Quadrants 1 and 2.
a) Which type of angle is A if C is in Quadrant 1?
b) Which type of angle is A if C is in Quadrant 2?
Fraction to a Decimal
MAP 4C
Name: _______________
4. Choose a point for C in Quadrant 2, so that AEC is a right angle triangle.
a) Is the x-coordinate of C positive or negative?
b) Is the y-coordinate of C positive or negative?
5. a) When angle A is acute, state the signs for the x and y values.
x:
y:
b) When angle A is obtuse, state the signs for the x and y values.
x:
y:
following questions:
a) Think about sin 𝐴 =
b) Think about cos 𝐴 =
c) Think about tan 𝐴 =
𝑂𝑝𝑝
𝐻𝑦𝑝
. Is sin A positive or negative? Explain why.
𝐴𝑑𝑗
𝐻𝑦𝑝
𝑂𝑝𝑝
𝐴𝑑𝑗
. Is cos A positive or negative? Explain why.
. Is tan A positive or negative? Explain why.
MAP 4C
Name: _______________
following questions:
a) Think about sin 𝐴 =
b) Think about cos 𝐴 =
c) Think about tan 𝐴 =
𝑂𝑝𝑝
𝐻𝑦𝑝
. Is sin A positive or negative? Explain why.
𝐴𝑑𝑗
𝐻𝑦𝑝
. Is cos A positive or negative? Explain why.
𝑂𝑝𝑝
𝐴𝑑𝑗
. Is tan A positive or negative? Explain why.
8. Use a calculator to complete the table below. Round your answer to 4 decimal
places. Use the straight line to get the Angle Measure of Acute Angle A.
Angle Measure
Sin A
Cos A
Tan A
Acute Angle A
Obtuse Angle A