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THE LUNAR LANDER - ASCENDING FROM THE MOON
 
Geometry, Algebra 2, Precalculus

Key Topic: Application of trigonometric functions

Students will apply trigonometric functions when using data from the liftoff of the Lunar Lander from the Moon's surface.

Students will
  • use trigonometric function rules to solve problems; and
  • graph and analyze functions to determine a relationship between two variables.

Prerequisites: Students should have a good knowledge of right triangle trigonometry and how to solve problems using trigonometric functions and inverse trigonometric functions. Students should also be able to manipulate and evaluate functions.


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