## Act 1

1. How tall is the light pole?

2. Write down a guess.

All credit goes to my amazing wife for this lesson! She came up with the idea after noticing new lights by the water tower in our community.

## Act 2

3. What information would be useful to figure this out?

4. Write down some questions you have in your head right now.

## Act 3

## Sequel

5. If the light pole was 15 feet tall, how far away from the tower would it need to be?

**Common Core Standards**

HSG.SRT.C.8

Use trigonometric ratios and the Pythagorean Theorem to solve right triangles in applied problems.

**TEKS**

G.9(A)

determine the lengths of sides and measures of angles in a right triangle by applying the trigonometric ratios sine, cosine, and tangent to solve problems