Ch 34: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Trigonometric Applications

About This Chapter

Trigonometric applications will be used by students throughout the rest of their time in school. This chapter reviews these applications to prepare you for their appearance on the MTEL Middle School exam.

MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Trigonometric Applications - Chapter Summary

Introducing your students to triangles and the concepts involved with trigonometry and their applications will be a fun process. This chapter of video lessons in the MTEL Middle School Math/Science course refreshes your brain on trigonometric applications and gets you ready to become certified. The concepts you find on the exam will include the following:

  • Solving real world problems with laws
  • Solving triangles with laws
  • Using the laws of cosines and sines
  • Proving formulas with sine, cosine and tangent

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MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Trigonometric Applications Objectives

The MTEL Middle School exam is given to teachers seeking certification in the state of Massachusetts for math and science elementary schools. The concepts of trigonometric applications are contained in the Trigonometry, Calculus, and Discrete Mathematics subarea of the test, which accounts for about five percent of the test weight. The entire exam is given in multiple-choice format.

5 Lessons in Chapter 34: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Trigonometric Applications
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Solving Oblique Triangles Using the Law of Cosines

1. Solving Oblique Triangles Using the Law of Cosines

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to use the law of cosines to help you find a missing side or missing angle of any kind of triangle. Also, you will see what oblique triangles are.

Solving Real World Problems Using the Law of Cosines

2. Solving Real World Problems Using the Law of Cosines

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to use the law of cosines to solve real-world problems. Learn what kinds of real-world problems the law of cosines can help you solve.

Using the Law of Sines to Solve a Triangle

3. Using the Law of Sines to Solve a Triangle

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to use the law of sines to find a missing side of a triangle as well as a missing angle of a triangle. Learn what you need to know about the triangle in order to use the formula.

Solving Real World Problems Using the Law of Sines

4. Solving Real World Problems Using the Law of Sines

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to use the law of sines to solve problems that you will encounter in the real world. Learn what kind of shape you need in order to solve your real world problems.

Proving the Addition & Subtraction Formulas for Sine, Cosine & Tangent

5. Proving the Addition & Subtraction Formulas for Sine, Cosine & Tangent

Watch this video lesson, and you will see how the angle sum and difference identities are derived for sine, cosine, and tangent. You will also learn how you can use these identities to help you solve problems.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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