**For Parent**

## How to Determine Angles of a Triangle

Understanding angles in a triangle can be difficult to understand and requires a lot of practice to understand. To determine the angles of a triangle, you must use a formula known as “The Law of Sines.” The Law of Sines states that “The Ratio of the Sine of an Angle to the Length of the Side Opposite to it, is the same for all Angles Opposite to the Same Side.” In other words, the ratio of the length of an angle to the length of the side opposite to it, is the same for all angles opposite the same side.

## Issues with Dyslexia and ADHD and solutions

Issues that a 14 year old with Dyslexia and ADHD may face when understanding the concept of angles in a triangle includes difficulty focusing, difficulty with following steps, difficulty with organization, difficulty understanding formulas, and difficulty interpreting words. To help the 14 year old overcome these issues, a parent can break down the topic into smaller parts and give them visual aids such as diagrams and charts to help them visualize the concept more easily. Additionally, they should use multi-sensory activities such as explaining the concept verbally while writing it down as well. Repetition can also be used to help understanding and memory.

## Best Practices for Parents

1. **Break the topic down into smaller parts**– Breaking down the concept into smaller, more manageable pieces can help the 14 year old with Dyslexia and ADHD to better understand the concept.

2. **Provide visual aids**– By providing visuals such as diagrams and charts, the 14 year old can visualize the concept more easily.

3. **Use multi-sensory activities**– Explaining the concept verbally while writing it down can help the 14 year old better understand and memorize the concept.

4. **Encourage repetition**– Repetition can be used as a tool to help the 14 year old understand and remember the concept.

5. **Be patient**– Due to their difficulties, the 14 year old may require more time and patience to grasp the concept.

## Equation

The equation for determining the angles of a triangle is **a/sin A = b/sinB = c/sinC** where A,B,C are the angles and a,b,c are the lengths of the corresponding sides of the triangle.

**The Law of Sines states that “The Ratio of the Sine of an Angle to the Length of the Side Opposite to it, is the same for all Angles Opposite to the Same Side.”**

**For Youth**

Hi there! I know it can be hard to understand math and to remember how to figure out angles of a triangle. But, I’m here to help you understand it, no matter what!

An angle in a triangle is formed when two sides of the triangle meet at a apex or vertex. From this apex, angles can be measured in degrees. If we know 2 angles of a triangle, then we can figure out the third angle by subtracting the two known angles from 180. This is because all three angles in a triangle must add up to 180 degrees.

For instance, if a triangle has an angle of 75 degrees and another angle of 65 degrees, then the third angle can be calculated this way:

180 – 75 – 65 = 40 degrees

Therefore, the third angle of the triangle is 40 degrees.

Now, I know this can be hard to remember, especially if you have some issues with dyslexia and adhd, but with practice comes mastery. It’s ok if you forget occasionally. All you need to do is look back at this explanation, review the equation again and practice writing it down so it will become more and more familiar to you. Also, doodling the diagram of the triangle helps with visualization. Good luck!