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Krista King Math: Pre-Calculus
A precalculus playlist of 29-videos demonstrates the processes and includes step-by-step explanations of functions. The collection includes inverse trig functions, polar coordinates, graphing polar curves, parametric curves, analytic...
Polar Coordinates 1
In this introductory video, Sal defines polar coordinates and using basic trigonometry identities and the Pythagorean Theorem defines the relationships between Cartesian coordinates and polar coordinates.
Graphing outside of the Cartesian plane is a unique challenge for many students, particularly the part where they need to convert (x, y) coordinates into polar form. Enter this lesson and corresponding worksheet covering the basics of...
Shodor Education Foundation
Polar opposites might not work together—but polar coordinates do! The interactive provides learners the opportunity to graph trigonometric and algebraic functions using polar coordinates. The program takes either individual data points...
Introduction to Polar Coordinates - Concept
Learning polar coordinates does not require visiting the North Pole, though explaining igloos is much easier using polar coordinates. The lesson begins with a video explaining how to find coordinates on a spherical plane and how to...
Worksheet 39 - Polar Coordinates
In this polar coordinates worksheet, pupils graph polar coordinates and determine the values of a given series. This one-page worksheet contains 14 multi-step problems.
Introduction to Polar coordinates
The class practices plotting points in a Cartesian coordinate system and a Polar coordinate system. They convert from one system to the other to get coordinates to plot. Then they play a Tic-Tac-Toe or Connect Four game to have a...
Plots of Polar Coordinates: Submarine Sonar
Find the location of enemy submarines with a sonar display that doubles as a polar coordinate system. Pupils find polar coordinates that would be the same location of plotted submarines. They then determine multiple polar coordinates...
Rectangular to Polar Form for Equations: Polar Coordinates
Plot points around a wheel. Pupils use an interactive tool to plot a point using polar coordinates with the aid of a wheel. Scholars use the interactive to answer five questions to finish the lesson. The resource provides background...
Distance Between Two Polar Coordinates: Exploring Changes in Angle and Radius
Get straight answers on a curved grid. An interactive has learners apply the Law of Cosines to find the distance between two points on the polar coordinate plane. The pupils use the radii lengths and the angle between the two radii to...
Unit 8 Review Packet: Polar Coordinates, Polar Graphs, and Vectors
Tying together an introductory unit on polar coordinates, graphs, and vectors is often a daunting task. So many nuanced math skills develop through these lessons that making sure an assessment hits them is difficult, to say the least....
Polar and Cartesian Coordinates
The class has a brief review of polar and Cartesian coordinates. Then they get to play battleship and discover polar coordinates in more depth. They get a lot of practice converting from polar to Cartesian coordinate points and vice...
Space Shuttle's Heat Shield Problem
Students participate in a role-play activity to determine how to replace heat shields on the space shuttle using polar coordinates.
Complex Numbers: Plotting and Polar Form
Explore the concept of, and use the Ti-Nspire to, convert complex numbers into polar form. Then practice graphing complex numbers in the polar coordinate plane.
A Second View of Polar Coordinates
In this polar coordinates worksheets, students change ordered pairs from rectangular form to polar form. They plot and label points and identify alternative coordinate pairs for given points. There are approximately 20 problems on this...
Worksheet 36-Spring 1996
For this math worksheet, students sketch the regions that give rise to three integrals. They find the volume of a solid in the first octant bounded by a defined cylinder and a parabaloid. Students change a function to polar coordinates....
Ellipses and Kepler's First Law
The class examines graphs in the form r = F(Â¿Â¿) in polar coordinates (r, Â¿Â¿), in particular with the circle, ellipse and other conic sections. They determine the nature of an ellipse by studying the role of the semimajor axis and...
Worksheet 38-Spring 1996
In this math worksheet, students determine if the definite integral of given functions exist. They use a Taylor polynomial to approximate given values. Students express the arc length of a graph on a polar coordinate system as an integral.
Calculus Volume 3
See calculus to the end. The eBook is the last of a three-volume series covering college-level calculus topics. Scholars begin with parametric equations and polar coordinates before moving to vectors, finally ending with multi-variable...
Architecture: CAD Design
Students apply computer-assisted design programs to develop sketches and technical drawings for a three-bedroom house. Working together, they develop strategies for presenting their designs, investigate building codes, and hone skills...
Graphing Polar Coordinates
Students engage in a lesson that is about the plotting of polar coordinates while graphing equations. They plot multiple points with the help of a graphing calculator and using coordinate graph paper. Students identify the pattern known...
University of North Dakota
Intersections of Polar Curves
Expand on your pupils' knowledge of polar graphs, systems, and trigonometry. An informative math lesson prompts learners to solve systems of polar equations. The polar coordinate solutions are referenced both algebraically and graphically.
Investigate vectors in standard positions and use the CellSheet application on the TI calculator to find the sum of two vectors. Convert from polar to rectangular coordinates and vice versa, and show graphs of the vectors.
A straightforward approach to teaching complex numbers, this lesson addresses the concepts of complex numbers, polar coordinates, Euler's formula, De moivres Theorem, and more. It includes a practice problems set with odd answers and a...
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