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Mission Trigonometry


Your mission, should you choose to accept, is to prepare students who have never studied trigonometry for the SAT and ACT.  The worksheets below should help.  Good luck.

In all seriousness… I created these worksheets for a 12-day summer skill builder class.  They are not SAT or ACT specific, but they are intended to only cover the topics on these tests rather than all of trig.  There are PowerPoint presentations for each day, but I decided it was best not to publish them on the website.  If you would like the files, send an email to me at  Please also email me if you notice any errors in the worksheets or have any awesome spy jokes!


Day 1 Mission

Your mission, should you choose to accept, is to build your skill until you can get 100% correct in each category.  This mission is quite possible, and this worksheet will not self-destruct.  Good luck.

(Pythagorean Theorem, Simplifying Square Roots)

Day 2 Mission

Benji says, “She shot me!”  Hunt replies, “That doesn’t make her a bad person.”

Your mission, should you choose to accept, is to build your skill until you can get 100% correct in each category.  Good luck.

(Special Right Triangles)

Day 3 Mission

Mayday!  All calculators have been compromised.  You must complete today’s mission without one.  Good luck.


Day 4 Mission

Eugene Kittridge: You and I know about this. That’s where it stops, understand? It never happened.

Frank Barnes: What about him?

Eugene Kittridge: I want him manning a radar tower in Alaska by the end of the day. Just mail him his clothes. I can understand you’re very upset.

Ethan: Kittridge, you’ve never seen me very upset.

You are in a radar tower in Alaska.  Your mission is to solve these triangles.  Good luck.

(Solving Right Triangles)

Day 5 Mission

Delivery Man: Fate whispers to the warrior.

Ethan Hunt: A storm is coming.

Delivery Man: And the warrior whispers back?

Ethan Hunt: I am the storm.

The package contains today’s mission.  Earn 100% in as many categories as possible. Good luck.

(Word Problems)

Day 6 Mission

Ethan Hunt: So how does it feel to be a solid citizen again?

Luther Stickell: Man, I don’t know.  I’m gonna miss bein’ disreputable.

Ethan Hunt: Well, Luther, if it makes you feel any better, I’ll always think of you that way.

(FOIL, Factor, Quadratic Formula, Solving Non-right Triangles)

Day 7 Mission

MAYDAY!  Your team has been compromised.  You must retreat to a nearby MI6 safehouse and give the correct codeword.  Work together to discover the codeword, and be quick about it.  This message will self-destruct in 10 minutes.  Good luck.

(Solving Right Triangles, self-correcting worksheet)

Day 8 Mission

If James Bond is the most famous spy… doesn’t that make him the worst?

Fill out as much of the Unit Circle as you can.  Good luck.

(Unit Circle)

Day 9 Mission

Alert! The enemy has been using calculators to spy on you!  You must complete today’s mission without a calculator. Try to get 100% in as many categories as possible.  I have included a blank unit circle to assist you.  Good luck.

(Converting between degrees and radians, Inverse trig functions)

Day 10 Mission

What type of shoes do spies wear?  Sneakers!

What do you call an alligator in a vest?  An investigator!

What do you call it when one bull spies on another bull?  A steak out!

(Graphing Sine, Cosine, and Tangent)