Tuesday 8 January

Welcome back to school!

In Onenote you can find the plan for week 2 – 10.

In Sharepoint you can find summaries for every topic included in the syllabus.

Today we will go through two examination questions involvning:

– Pythagoras Theorem
– Right angled trigonometry
– Non-right angled trigonometry

The questions can be found in Sharepoint, question 2 and 3.


  • Pythagoras Theorem can only be applied on right angled triangles, and only to find length of a side.
  • ”SOH CAH TOA” can only be applied on right angled triangles, and involves relations between angles and length of sides.
  • Sine rule and Cosine rule are applied on non-right angled triangles.
    • Use Sine rule, when given:
      – Two angles and one side (to find length of another side). (If you know two angles, you also know the third…)
      – Two sides and a non-included angle (to find the size of another angle).
    • Use Cosine rule when given:
      – Two sides and an included angle (to find the length of the third side).
      – Three sides (to find the size of an angle).