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How high is that tree? - the short way

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A practical activity using right-angled trig. Students work in small groups to measure the height of a tree, using the short-cut of an angle of elevation of 45 degrees. They need a clinometer, tape measure, scientific calculator, pen and this worksheet.

6 October 2014 Edit: 6 October 2014

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Anna Tait on  08 March 21  at  08:05 PM #

I love this use of Tan 45 and have considered using it with Cos 60.