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Year 11 Trigonometry

Trigonometry is a very challenging mathematical topic and it is different from most of the maths we encounter in lessons. The word trigonometry comes from the Greek words trigonon (“triangle”) and metron (“to measure”) – calculations with triangles. Trigonometry originated in the 3rd century BC when mathematicians started to apply geometry to astronomical studies. In maths lessons on trigonometry students work on finding lengths, heights and angles of different triangles. These skills can be applied to students’ future career ambitions: architects, builders, surveyors, astronauts, physicists, engineers, marine biologists, archaeologists and even crime scene investigators.