The Parts of a Whole Puzzle gives students five shapes that must be arranged to form a triangle whose three sides are of equal length. In other words, form an equilateral triangle. I would have renamed this as the Equilateral Triangle Puzzle, but I have already shared a different equilateral triangle puzzle on my blog …

# Triangles

I am really excited about this shape grid puzzle from Erich Friedman. The goal of the puzzle is to divide the grid into geometric shapes. Any lines you draw must follow either the grid lines or the diagonals of the grid squares. Each shape that you draw must contain exactly one shape icon inside. This …

I created these trig functions posters a few years ago when I was teaching a year-long trigonometry course. Somehow, they never got a blog post of their own. I created separate posters for the three basic trig functions and the three reciprocal trig functions. I designed these posters to print on 11 x 17 cardstock. …

I created this Parts of a Right Triangle poster several years ago when I was teaching trigonometry. I wanted to emphasize the vocabulary words for adjacent, opposite, and hypotenuse before we jumped into right triangle trig. I designed this parts of a right triangle poster to print on 11 x 17 cardstock. I hung this …

I want to share a pythagorean theorem poster I created several years ago for my classroom when I was teaching trigonometry. I designed this poster to print on 11 x 17 cardstock. I hung this poster on a bulletin board in my classroom with several other 11 x 17 posters I created. As I continue …

This equilateral triangle puzzle comes from Puzzle Box, Volume 1 from Dover Publications. This is the first book in a series of three puzzle books that are edited by the Peter and Serhiy Grabarchuk. This specific puzzle is by Richard Candy. Each volume has 300 puzzles, and I have found over a hundred puzzles between …

Zukei puzzles are the brilliant creation of Naoki Inaba. Inaba has posted these puzzles for free on his website, but it can be a bit hard to navigate since everything is written in Japanese. You may have heard of Inaba from his popular area maze puzzles. Instructions for Solving Zukei Puzzles The instructions for the …

I love this clinometer activity for giving my trigonometry students extra practice finding missing angles and sides of right triangles. Plus, it answers the question of “When will we ever use this?” I printed a clinometer template off of VirtualMaths.org for them to use. I mistakenly assumed that they would be able to put together …

I created this finding missing angles of right triangles practice book for my trigonometry students to glue in their interactive notebooks. My students were a bit miffed that they had to just write these equations. They thought I should have given them a foldable for these! I did make them a practice book, though. These …

We created this parts of a right triangle interactive notebook page to start off our unit on right triangle trigonometry. Each student had to cut a right triangle out of colored paper and glue it into their notebooks. We labeled one of the non-90 degree angles as theta. Then, we discussed how to identify the …