# TES Maths ROTW 11 – Pirate Trigonometry

I will resist the urge to do a pirate impression throughout this review…

Trigonometry is a topic that many students find difficult. Once they have mastered the basics of SOHCAHTOA, I find the next hurdle is helping them develop the confidence and the ability to interpret questions, construct diagrams, and figure out which of the trigonometric ratios are needed to solve a particular problem. For years I have used questions about ladders or mountain tops, to mixed success.

Not any more!

Now, with Pirate Trigonometry we have a series of interesting, challenging, but crucially engaging problems for the students to work through. The scenarios that this band of pirates find themselves in cover aspects of bearings, 3D, Pythagoras, and plenty of SOHCAHTOA. Crucially, students must interpret the question and construct their own diagrams. And if all this wasn’t good enough, full worked solutions are also provided.

Shiver me timbers!

Thank you for sharing!

Craig Barton