Classroom Activity
Calculating angles using Trigonometry
Creating Functions to Automate the Pointer
/Power Pulley

Student groups will use trigonometry to automate the calculator-controlled Pointer to shoot a laser at a bug target. With the location X of the bug as input, the correct angle A must be calculated so that the pointer can turn to the bug and zap it with the laser. Participants will need to construct a function to do the job.

Author: Robert Chaney
Activity Created: Sinclair Community College 2005

Participant Handout | Facilitator Notes
Calculator Programs
ZAPPER ( This program also requires POIPIV, POISWF, DCUINIT, plus the list LPOI )