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Squares with one diagonal create 45–45–90 triangles

Given the length of the legs, find the hypotenuse.


Given the hypotenuse find the length of each leg.
Make a generalization about relationship between leg and hypotenuse
Equilateral Triangles with an altitude drawn create 30–60–90 triangles

Given length of hypotenuse, find length of short leg and long leg.
Make a generalization about relationship between hypotenuse and
short leg and long leg.
Short
Hypotenuse
Vertical
30 Long Leg
Horizontal
Leg

1
Short = ( Hypotenuse )
2
Long = 3 ( Short )
3
Long
= ( Hypotenuse )
2
Hypotenuse Vertical
Leg
60
Short
Horizontal
Leg
45
Equal
Hypotenuse
Length
Leg
45
Equal Length Leg

Hypotenuse = 2 ( Leg )
Hypotenuse 2
Leg = i
2 2
2
Leg = ( Hypotenuse )
2
Squares with one diagonal create 45–45–90 triangles

4 2 5 2
4 5
2
4 5 2
2

1 2
3 2 1
3 2
3 1 2
2
Given the length of the legs, find the hypotenuse.
Given the hypotenuse find the length of each leg.
Make a generalization about relationship between leg and hypotenuse
Equilateral Triangles with an altitude drawn create 30–60–90 triangles

8 3 3 3
4 3
2
3
4
2
1 1
1 1 3 1 3 2
2 2
1
2

Given length of hypotenuse, find length of short leg and long leg.
Make a generalization about relationship between hypotenuse and
short leg and long leg.
Unit Circle: Fold your paper within the interior of the circle to find all special angles.
Color code the angles with a large dot.
Ex. 0-90-180-270 are black, 30s – green, 45s – blue, 60s – red
Using a ruler connect origin to each dot using the appropriate color from your coding
Label angles in degree measure in the appropriate color. We’ll label radian measures later.
Label ( x, y ) coordinates in the appropriate color.
Save this unit circle for reference in your Trigonometry class. This will be your most useful paper unit circle ever!!
Unit Circle: Fold your paper within the interior of the circle to find all special angles.

ANSWER KEY Degree Radian

Each special point on the circle has the information


( x, y ) = ( cos θ ,sin θ ) ; tan θ

Save this unit circle for reference in your Trigonometry class. This will be your most useful paper unit circle ever!!

π
90
2π 2 π
120 60
3 ( 0,1) ; und . 3
3π ⎛ 1 3⎞ π
135 3 ⎛1 3⎞ 3 45
4 ⎜⎜ − , ⎟⎟ ; − ⎜⎜ , ⎟⎟ ; 4
⎝ 2 2 ⎠ 1
⎝ 2 2 ⎠ 1
⎛ 2 2⎞ ⎛ 2 2⎞
⎜⎜ − , ⎟⎟ ; − 1 ⎜⎜ , ⎟⎟ ; 1
⎝ 2 2 ⎠ ⎝ 2 2 ⎠

5π π
150 30
6 6
⎛ 3 1⎞ 1 ⎛ 3 1⎞ 1
⎜⎜ − , ⎟⎟ ; − ⎜⎜ , ⎟⎟ ;
⎝ 2 2⎠ 3 ⎝ 2 2⎠ 3

180 π 0 0
( −1, 0 ) ; 0 (1, 0 ) ; 0

7π π
210 30
6 6
⎛ 3 1⎞ 1 ⎛ 3 1⎞ 1
⎜⎜ − , − ⎟⎟ ; ⎜⎜ , ⎟⎟ ;
⎝ 2 2⎠ 3 ⎝ 2 2⎠ 3

5π 7π
225 315
4 4π 5π 4
240 300
⎛ 2 2⎞ 3 3 ⎛ 2 2⎞
⎜⎜ − ,− ⎟; 1 ⎛ 1 3⎞ ⎛1 3⎞ ⎜⎜ ,− ⎟ ; −1
⎝ 2 2 ⎟⎠ 3 3π 3
⎝ 2 2 ⎟⎠
⎜⎜ − , − ⎟⎟ ; 270 ⎜⎜ , − ⎟⎟ ; −
⎝ 2 2 ⎠ 1 2 ⎝2 2 ⎠ 1
( 0, −1) ; und .
Degree Radian
Unit Circle has radius 1
( x, y ) = ( cos θ ,sin θ ) ; tan θ
π
90
2π 2 π
120 60
3 ( 0,1) ; und . 3
3π ⎛ 1 3⎞ π
135 3 ⎛1 3⎞ 3 45
4 ⎜⎜ − , ⎟⎟ ; − ⎜⎜ , ⎟⎟ ; 4
⎝ 2 2 ⎠ 1
⎝2 2 ⎠ 1
⎛ 2 2⎞ ⎛ 2 2⎞
⎜⎜ − , ⎟⎟ ; − 1 ⎜⎜ , ⎟⎟ ; 1
⎝ 2 2 ⎠ ⎝ 2 2 ⎠

5π π
150 30
6 6
⎛ 3 1⎞ 1 ⎛ 3 1⎞ 1
⎜⎜ − , ⎟⎟ ; − ⎜⎜ , ⎟⎟ ;
⎝ 2 2⎠ 3 ⎝ 2 2⎠ 3

180 π 0 0
( −1, 0 ) ; 0 (1, 0 ) ; 0

7π π
210 30
6 6
⎛ 3 1⎞ 1 ⎛ 3 1⎞ 1
⎜⎜ − , − ⎟⎟ ; ⎜⎜ , ⎟⎟ ;
⎝ 2 2⎠ 3 ⎝ 2 2⎠ 3

5π 7π
225 315
4 4π 5π 4
240 300
⎛ 2 2⎞ 3 3 ⎛ 2 2⎞
⎜⎜ − ,− ⎟; 1 ⎛ 1 3⎞ ⎛1 3⎞ ⎜⎜ ,− ⎟⎟ ; − 1
⎝ 2 2 ⎟⎠ 3 3π 3 2 2
⎜⎜ − , − ⎟; ⎜⎜ , − ⎟⎟ ; − ⎝ ⎠
2 ⎟⎠
270
⎝ 2 1 2 ⎝2 2 ⎠ 1
( 0, −1) ; und .