Lesson 2: Understanding ADA Ramps



  • Students will be given an ADA section on accessible ramps
    • See attached Article1 PDF
  • Students will read the ADA section and will participate in Q&A with teacher
  • teacher will talk about...
    • maximum rise of a ramp
    • ramp slope 1:12
    • rise over run
    • slope can be shown as an angle using trigonometry
    • width of ramps
    • landing in between ramps (length, width, direction)
  • Teacher will teach trigonometric ratios to students
  • Teacher will give students 3 assessment problems at the end of the lesson

Lesson Time

Approx 7 to
8 Days

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture
    • Architectural Design
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Engineering Design
    • Engineering Technology
  • Information and Communication Technologies Information and Communication Technologies
    • Networking
Grade Levels
  • 11

Standards and Objectives


California Math Common Core Standards (2)
California English Common Core Standards (1)
California Academic Content Standards (5)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will be able to read a section of American with Disabilities Act and understand the design guidelines for accessible ramp.
  • Students will learn how to perform math calculations using Trigonometric Ratios
  • Student will be able to apply trigonometric ratio to convert slope ratio to an angle (degrees)

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