Trigonometry

This collection of STEM resources is based on trigonometry.  Resources are listed in order of stage.

Far Horizon

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

An observer is on top of a lighthouse. How far from the foot of the lighthouse is the horizon that the observer can see?

Efficient Packing

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

How efficiently can you pack together disks?

Perfect Eclipse

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.

Construct the Solar System

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Make an accurate diagram of the solar system and explore the concept of a grand conjunction.

Stadium Sightline

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?

How the Velodrome Found Its Form

Stage: 4 and 5

The Velodrome was one of the most striking buildings in the London 2012 Olympic Park. This article explores how mathematics helped design the iconic building and its track.