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What you did was a great improvement from how we might traditionally dig into trig. Asking students to estimate angles and side lengthsâ€¦ in particular, estimating how big one side is compared to another is helpful tooâ€¦ can they articulate that the opposite side looks like it is 80% (or 0.8 times the length) of the hypotenuse (if a right triangle) for exampleâ€¦
These are all ways for students to sort of get a sense of what they should be coming up with when they do finally use a formula.