Strand 2 Junior Certificate Higher Level Geometry and Trigonometry - Revised
Learn about Synthetic Geometry and Co-ordinate Geometry on the new Project Maths Course in the Irish curriculum.
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Geometry and Trigonometry is one of the strands of the new Project Maths Course in the Irish curriculum. Synthetic Geometry and Co-ordinate Geometry are used in real life to help us understand the dimensions and transformations of shapes and figures (lines, triangles, polygons and circles). Synthetic geometry studies shapes by means of axioms and theorems. Co-ordinate geometry studies lines and circles by reference to a fixed set of co-ordinates. Trigonometry is concerned with 'real life' measurements of length, angles and circular measure in both two and three dimensions. The use of trigonometry is commonly utilised in the areas of quantity surveying, building and construction, and architecture.
This strand is without doubt the most applicable area of the Junior Certificate mathematics syllabus and allows students gain experience of realistic solutions to real-world problems.Start Course Now
Having completed this course you will be able to:
- Calculate angles and signs with sine ratio
- Calculate angles and signs with cosine ratio
- Calculate angles and signs with tangent ratio
- Demonstrate an awareness of geometric reasoning
- Identify how to use geometry with coordinates
- Demonstrate how to solve an equation of a straight line
- Identify how to solve equations with parallel and perpendicular lines
- Demonstrate an awareness of the Pythagoras theorem
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