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  • Jon

    June 22, 2022 at 6:30 am

    You can use this task as a way to introduce a “need” to use/learn the ratios.

    You might want to start this lesson with notice and wonder, and possibly taking a poll to see if students think the boat will hit the bridge.
    Ask students what strategies / resources they would need to determine if the boat will hit the bridge.

    Then you could pivot away from this lesson to introduce the trigonometry ratios ( then pivot back to allow your students to use the ratios to solve the problem.