HS Math Concept: Similarity, Right Triangles, and Trigonometry


Similarity, Right Triangles, and Trigonometry


Understand similarity in terms of similarity transformations.
HSG-SRT.A.1. Verify experimentally the properties of dilations given by a center and a scale factor: tools-icon
a. A dilation takes a line not passing through the center of the dilation to a parallel line, and leaves a line passing through the center unchanged.  tools-icon
b. The dilation of a line segment is longer or shorter in the ratio given by the scale factor.  tools-icon
HSG-SRT.A.2. Given two figures, use the definition of similarity in terms of similarity transformations to decide if they are similar; explain using similarity transformations the meaning of similarity for triangles as the equality of all corresponding pairs of angles and the proportionality of all corresponding pairs of sides. tools-icon
HSG-SRT.A.3. Use the properties of similarity transformations to establish the AA criterion for two triangles to be similar.  tools-icon
Prove theorems involving similarity.
HSG-SRT.B.4. Prove theorems about triangles. Theorems include: a line parallel to one side of a triangle divides the other two proportionally, and conversely; the Pythagorean Theorem proved using triangle similarity.  tools-icon
HSG-SRT.B.5. Use congruence and similarity criteria for triangles to solve problems and to prove relationships in geometric figures.  tools-icon
Define trigonometric ratios and solve problems involving right triangles.
HSG-SRT.C.6. Understand that by similarity, side ratios in right triangles are properties of the angles in the triangle, leading to definitions of trigonometric ratios for acute angles.  tools-icon
HSG-SRT.C.7. Explain and use the relationship between the sine and cosine of complementary angles.  tools-icon
HSG-SRT.C.8. Use trigonometric ratios and the Pythagorean Theorem to solve right triangles in applied problems.  tools-icon
8.1 Derive and use the trigonometric ratios for special right triangles (30°, 60°, 90°and 45°, 45°, 90°) CA
Apply trigonometry to general triangles.
HSG-SRT.D.9. (+) Derive the formula A = 1/2 ab sin(C) for the area of a triangle by drawing an auxiliary line from a vertex perpendicular to the opposite side.  tools-icon
HSG-SRT.D.10. (+) Prove the Laws of Sines and Cosines and use them to solve problems.  tools-icon
HSG-SRT.D.11. (+) Understand and apply the Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines to find unknown measurements in right and non-right triangles (e.g., surveying problems, resultant forces).  tools-icon