What use is trigonometry?

KS4 learners at the Upper Site were coming to the end of Trigonometry, and to ensure that the knowledge was there, Mr Butler put the final triangle into practice and embedded the use of Trigonometry in the future.

Being National Careers Week, it was important to find out why we develop skills in many mathematical areas. 

"Not only does the process of the calculations strengthen your problem solving and sequencing (employable skills), but Trigonometry is also often the base of many careers", Mr Butler informed the learners (as he showed this image in his lesson and talked through examples);

True inspiration - especially adapting this to football which please a number of learners and made them wonder. Needless to say, their hard work getting to grips with Trigonometry paid off - fluency flowed!