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Module 6: Trigonometric Functions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Create trigonometric functions from circles. The first lesson of the module begins by finding coordinates along a circular path created by a Ferris Wheel. As the lessons progress, pupils graph trigonometric functions and relate them to...
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Modeling with Inverse Trigonometric Functions 2

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Use inverse trigonometric functions to work with ramps, rabbits, and Talladega. The class models real-world situations with trigonometric functions and solves them using inverses in the 15th installment of a 16-part series. Pupils solve...
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Graphs of Other Trigonometric Functions

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Using the powerful tools of shifts and stretches to parent functions, this presentation walks the learner through graphing trigonometric functions by families. Key features of parent functions are reviewed and then the changes to those...
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Derivatives of the Trigonometric Functions

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Explore the derivatives of trigonometric functions through a video tutorial. The instructor shows how to evaluate a limit as x approaches infinity of a sine function. The final answer results in a limit of one.
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Module 7: Trigonometric Functions, Equations, and Identities

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Show your class that trigonometric functions have characteristics of their own. A resource explores the features of trigonometric functions. Learners then connect those concepts to inverse trigonometric functions and trigonometric...
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Inverse Trigonometric Functions

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Build on the understanding of finding angles using trigonometric ratios. Pupils develop the definitions of inverse trigonometric functions by restricting their domains in the 13th instructional activity of a 16-part series. They use...
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Properties of Trigonometric Functions

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Given a value of one trigonometric function, it is easy to determine others. Learners use the periodicity of trigonometric functions to develop properties. After studying the graphs of sine, cosine, and tangent, the lesson connects them...
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Revisiting the Graphs of the Trigonometric Functions

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Use the graphs of the trigonometric functions to set the stage to inverse functions. The lesson reviews the graphs of the basic trigonometric functions and their transformations. Pupils use their knowledge of graphing functions to model...
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Representing Trigonometric Functions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Discover the classic example of periodicity: Ferris wheels. Young mathematicians learn about trigonometric functions through Ferris wheels. They match functions to their graphs and relate the functions to the context.
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Modeling with Inverse Trigonometric Functions 1

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Where should I stand to get the best view? Pupils use inverse trigonometric functions to determine the horizontal distance from an object to get the best view. They round out the lesson plan by interpreting their answers within context.
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Ferris Wheels—Using Trigonometric Functions to Model Cyclical Behavior

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Have class members going in circles as they model the path of a Ferris Wheel using trigonometric functions. Building on the previous lesson in this series on transformations, learners use trigonometric functions to model wheels of...
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Trigonometric Functions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
From a circle to a cycle! The final lesson of a five-part series challenges learners to use points from the unit circle to plot a repeating pattern. The repeating patterns become the graphs of the trigonometric functions. Scholars also...
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Trigonometric Functions and Angles of Rotation: The Triangle in the Circle

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Go around the unit circle and create triangles. Pupils move a point around the unit circles to visualize the triangle associated with the angle in standard position. The three main trigonometric functions are defined in terms of the legs...
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Trigonometric Functions of Angles Greater than 360 Degrees: Snowboarding

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Spin through the trigonometric functions. Scholars determine the angle of rotation a snowboarding snowman makes at various distances in his jump. The class members then calculate the values of trigonometric functions for those angles.
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Basic Inverse Trigonometric Functions: Ladder

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Lean a ladder against the wall to create an angle. Class members use an interactive application to determine the angle a ladder makes with the ground. Individuals respond to five questions using inverse trigonometric functions.
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Applications of Trigonometric Functions

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Using trigonometric ratios to solve geometry and application problems is the focus of this detailed problem set and solution presentation. The presentation covers many ways to use trigonometry, from finding missing measures in right...
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Trigonometric Functions of Negative Angles

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
When is the trigonometric value of a negative angle the same as the positive angle? Pupils compare the values of trigonometric functions for different angles and their negatives. The interactive resource provides a visual display to make...
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Trigonometric Functions: The Unit Circle

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
This comprehensive problem and note set walks the class through a large part of simplifying trigonometric expressions using the unit circle and identities. From identifying angles to applying appropriate trigonometric ratios, problems...
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Exercise Set 5.4: Inverse Trigonometric Functions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this trigonometric functions worksheet, students solve 68 multi-part short answer and graphing questions. Students evaluate inverse trigonometric functions for a given value. Students graph inverse trigonometric functions.
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Trigonometric Functions

For Students 11th - 12th
In this trigonometric functions worksheet, students solve and complete 35 various type of problems. First, they find the values for all six trig functions that pass through the given points. Then, students prove different identities as...
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Unit Circle-Trigonometric Functions

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore trigonometric functions.  In this trigonometry vocabulary review lesson, students match trigonometric definitions with a numeric equivalent.  Students use trigonometry cards (provided) to play "Memory" or "Go Fish" with...
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Domain, Range, and Signs of Trigonometric Functions: Sine and Cosine

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Is there a relationship between the sign of sine and cosine and the angle on the unit circle? Scholars use an interactive to see the value of sine and cosine within different quadrants. they then use the information to determine the...
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Graphing Trigonometric Functions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Double win with a comprehensive worksheet and an excellent worked out answer key. The worksheet itself is twelve pages and begins with the simple sine and cosine graphs, then, develops into the reciprocal trig functions. 
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Trigonometry Worksheet: Graph Trigonometric Functions (3)

For Students 11th - 12th
In this graphing trigonometric functions activity, students graph one function: y=-3cos(2x-pi/4). There is ample space on the page for the student to work out this one problem.