Trigonometry: Measurement and Partner Measure Essay

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COURSE NAME CODEVALUE | Mathematical Applications11231 point | UNIT NAMECODE | Financial Modelling and Trigonometry11059 | ASSESSMENT FOR | Tick the appropriate box(s) T A V H M | ASSESSMENT ITEM TYPE | Assignment | YEAR & SEMESTER | 2013 Semester 1 | WEIGHTING | 20% | MARKED OUT OF | 45 | DURATION | 3 weeks | DATE DUE | 4.45pm Monday 27 May 2013 | UNIT GOALS | As per unit outline | WORD LIMIT | NA | TEACHER | Gavin Scales, Nicola Kovacs,John Alston-Campbell, Jonathan Adams | ASSESSMENT CONDITIONS | Take home; some class time | COMPETENCIES ADDRESSED | NA | BSSS Policy | Information about all BSSS policies such as moderation procedures, calculation of unit scores and course scores, attendance requirements, penalties for late or non-submission of work or for plagiarism,and procedures for appealing against a grade or score may be found in BSSS Policy and Procedures Manual, or GNGC Academic Policy Handbook or GNGC cLc. |

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Applied Trigonometry Assignment
You are to choose a tall object preferably around the school. This object may be a building, flagpole, lightpole etc. Now you are going to measure it’s height using indirect measurement.
You must record all measurements in your assignment and include carefully drawn diagrams. If you are hand drawing your diagrams, you must use a ruler.
Both of the measuring tasks require you to work with a partner in order to make accurate measurements. You may work in a group of three with your teacher’s consent. You will need to include your partner’s full name in your assignment.
Task 1 – “Shadow Stick” – Similar Triangles Method
This form of measurement requires a sunny day! 1) Accurately measure the length of your chosen object’s shadow. Record your measurement. 2) Have your partner measure your shadow. Record your measurement. 3) Have your partner measure your height. Record your measurement. 4) Now for the calculations – use similar triangles to calculate the height of your chosen object.

Task 2 – “Clinometer” – Trigonometry Method