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EngageNY Algebra II Module 2: Trigonometric Functions

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Building on young mathematicians prior knowledge of geometry and algebraic functions, this 17-lesson unit introduces the topic of trigonometric ratios. Starting with the basic definitions of sine, cosine, and tangent, students move on to...
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Graphing Trig Functions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Going from simple trig functions to their graphs can seem like a daunting task. These resources show the steps to connect evaluating the functions to graphing them. The collection has a variety of resource types for you to explore. 
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EngageNY Geometry Module 5: Circles With and Without Coordinates

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A comprehensive 21-lesson math unit challenges high schoolers to wrap their heads around the geometry of circles. Building on a prior understanding of similarity and congruence, length and area, and the properties of geometric figures,...
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Why Call It Tangent?

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Discover the relationship between tangent lines and the tangent function. Class members develop the idea of the tangent function using the unit circle. They create tables of values and explore the domain, range, and end behavior of the...
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Graphing the Tangent Function

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Help learners discover the unique characteristics of the tangent function. Working in teams, pupils create tables of values for different intervals of the tangent function. Through teamwork, they discover the periodicity, frequency, and...
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Intersecting Tangent and Secant Lines of Circles

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Interpret and apply the relationships between tangent and secant lines. The instructor explains the relationships of the angles and segments created by intersecting tangent and secant lines. 
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Worksheet 7: Slope and Tangents

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Providing both review and practice problems, this worksheet prompts students to answer five questions having to do with slope, tangents lines, graphing, the Squeeze Theorem, differentiable functions and derivatives. This activity could...
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Tangent Line Approximation: Estimating Square Roots

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Estimating a square root is as easy as evaluating a linear equation. Using the derivative of the square root function, pupils calculate an estimation of square roots. Class members determine the equation of the tangent line at the value...
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Tangent Lines and the Tangent Function

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Construct tangent lines and make the connection to tangent functions. An informative instructional activity reviews the geometry origins of the tangent function. Pupils use that information to determine how to construct a tangent to a...
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Tangent Segments

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What's so special about tangents? Learners first explore how if a circle is tangent to both rays of an angle, then its center is on the angle bisector. They then complete a set of exercises designed to explore further properties and...
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Properties of Tangents

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
You know about the tangent function, but what are tangent lines to a circle? Learners investigate properties of tangents through constructions. They determine that tangents are perpendicular to the radius at the point of tangency, and...
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Applying Tangents

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
What does geometry have to do with depression? It's an angle of course! Learners apply the tangent ratio to problem solving questions by finding missing lengths. Problems include angles of elevation and angles of depression. Pupils make...
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Equations for Tangent Lines to Circles

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Don't go off on a tangent while writing equations of tangent lines! Scholars determine the equations for tangent lines to circles. They attempt both concrete and abstract examples, such as a tangent line to the unit circle through (p, 0).
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Equation of the Tangent Line

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Given a function and a point on the function, the video shows how to determine the equation of the tangent line at that point. Using the function equation, the presenter determines the y-coordinate for the point. The 24th video in a...
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Value that Makes Two Tangent Lines Parallel

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Perform parallel calculations to find equal slopes. Using the formula for the equation of the tangent line to a point, the resource sets out to find two points with a difference of one that have parallel tangent lines.The 25th video in a...
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Differentiability and Horizontal and Vertical Tangent Lines

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Use slope to find the location of horizontal and vertical tangent lines. Using the derivative of a radical function, the presenter finds the points where the derivative is zero or undefined on a given interval. The 26th in a series of 31...
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The Inscribed Angle Alternate – A Tangent Angle

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
You know the Inscribed Angle Theorem and you know about tangent lines; now let's consider them together! Learners first explore angle measures when one of the rays of the angle is a tangent to a circle. They then apply their newfound...
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Tangent Lines: Lesson

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Point out properties of a line tangent to a circle. The resource provides two theorems dealing with tangent lines to a circle. A section of a geometry playlist uses the relationship between a radius and a tangent line to find missing...
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Tangent Graph

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Stay on course to learn about tangents. A brief video describes how to graph the tangent function. The method shown here is to make a table of tangent values to graph on the coordinate plane.
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Equation of a Tangent to a Circle

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Don't go off on a tangent—let the video do the talking! A video lesson demonstrates how to write the equation of a line tangent to a circle given the point of tangency and the equation of the circle. The instructor explains both a...
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Tangent to a Circle From a Point

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Learners see application of construction techniques in a short but sophisticated problem. Combining the properties of inscribed triangles with tangent lines and radii makes a nice bridge between units, a way of using information about...
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Slope of a Tangent Line: Slope of the Tangent and Secant Lines

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Learn to find the slope through a single point. The interactive provides a visualization of how to find the slope of a tangent line. With the aid of the visualization, pupils see the definition of the derivative in action. Class members...
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Tangent Lines and the Radius of a Circle

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your Geometry learners will collaboratively prove that the tangent line of a circle is perpendicular to the radius of the circle. A deliberately sparse introduction allows for a variety of approaches to find a solution. 
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Equation of a Tangent Line

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Using a specific example, Sal shows how to find the equation of a tangent line to a given function at a specific point. Specifically, he solves the problem of finding the tangent line to the function f(x) = xex at x = 1. This problem...

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