Type:

Lesson Plan

Description:

This lesson walks students through a classic optimization problem involving building the maximum area of a triangle, expressed in terms of an angle. The lesson uses a worksheet in The Geometers Sketchpad.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Mathematics > Calculus
  • Mathematics > Geometry
  • Mathematics > Problem Solving
  • Mathematics > Trigonometry

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Higher Education
  • Graduate
  • Undergraduate-Upper Division
  • Undergraduate-Lower Division

Keywords:

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Collections:

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Curriki Rating
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3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2008-10-02.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This lesson walks students through an optimization problem involving building the maximum area of a triangle, expressed in terms of an angle, ?. The authors list grades 9 and above as the target audience for this lesson, but it may be a bit too challenging for traditional algebra and geometry students. Also, please note that Geometer’s Sketchpad is required for this lesson. Excellent resource!
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murat murat
May 13, 2013

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