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Geometry or Trig first?

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From: Pat Daley (for Teacher2Teacher Service)
Date: Mar 21, 1998 at 22:36:56
Subject: Re: Geometry or Trig first?

Since trigonometry involves the study of triangles and depends heavily on an understanding of angles, it would be very difficult to study it without first completing a course in geometry. Many of the special right triangle relationships which are introduced in geometry are pursued in greater detail in trigonometry. Geometry, therefore, should definitely be studied before trigonometry. - Pat

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