Cosine and sine rule  Resource (Free Download)

Suitable for Year groups: 10, 11

Cosine and sine rule  resource description

This pdf displays the sine and cosine rules for calculating missing angles and lengths in non right angled triangles as well as the sine rule for area of any triangle. All higher tier students must know these formulae at GCSE.

Cosine and Sine Rule

This resource provides a comprehensive guide to the cosine rule and sine rule, essential tools used in trigonometry.


Why are the cosine and sine rules important?

These rules have broad applications in problem-solving:

  • Surveying: Calculating distances and angles in land measurement.
  • Engineering: Analysing forces and structures.
  • Physics: Understanding motion and trajectories.


How can this resource help?

This resource offers a clear and structured approach:

  • Formulae: Provides the cosine rule and sine rule formula.
  • Worked examples: Shows how to apply the rules in problems.
  • Diagrams: Aid in visualising problems and solutions.
  • Free PDF download: Ensures easy access for revision.


Benefits for learners:

  • Develops problem-solving skills in trigonometry.
  • Builds a foundation for advanced maths and science topics.
  • Supports understanding of real-world applications.

This resource is valuable for teachers introducing the cosine and sine rules for the first time or for those providing revision materials. It's also great for independent learners seeking additional practice and support.


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