ALEX Lesson Plan Resources

ALEX Lesson Plans  
Subject: Mathematics (9 - 12)
Title: Triangle Area: No Height?--Use the Sine
Description: This lesson will lead students through a review of the proof of the Law of Sines. This proof will remind them that they can use the right triangle relationship for Sine to find the height of a triangle. They will then apply this knowledge to find the area of a triangle when given two sides and an included angle. Finally, they will be asked to find the area when no values are given. This result should produce the Area Formula for a triangle given two sides and the included angle. This lesson results from the ALEX Resource Gap Project.