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179 reviewed resources for cosine function graphs

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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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Graphing the Sine and Cosine Functions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Doing is more effective than watching. Learners use spaghetti to discover the relationship between the unit circle and the graph of the sine and cosine functions. As they measure lengths on the unit circle and transfer them to a...
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Translating Sine and Cosine Functions: Translating Sine

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Learn how to slide sine back and forth and up and down. Pupils move the starting point of a graph of sine vertically and horizontally. They investigate the changes to the equation of the graph in relationship to the translation. They...
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Graphing Trigonometric Functions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Double win with a comprehensive instructional activity and an excellent worked out answer key. The instructional activity itself is twelve pages and begins with the simple sine and cosine graphs, then, develops into the reciprocal trig...
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Investigating the Sine and Cosine Functions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of sine and cosine.  In this sine and cosine lesson, students collect data from a unit circle about sine and cosine values at different angle measures.  Students graph the sine and cosine data on a coordinate...
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Quick-Draw McGraw

For Students 10th - 12th
High schoolers graph functions that are given, and then they write the equations for the completed graphs. There are several problems included, and they are designed to be used without calculators.
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What Does the Graph of the Cosine Function Look Like?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Using the unit circle and the values of _ at 0, ¹/2, ¹, and 3¹/2, the instructor shows how to construct the cosine graph by translating the x-coordinate of the unit circle to the graph. She then looks at the domain, range, amplitude,...
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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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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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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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Exploring Sinusoidal Functions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What effect does changing a parameter have on the graph of a trigonometric function? Pupils use a Desmos applet to explore the general sine graph. They experiment changing different parameters and record the resulting change of the...
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Sine and Cosine Graphs

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners compare and contrast sine and cosine graphs in order to describe their characteristics in a collaborative activity. As they explain their reasoning, learners strengthen their writing and vocabulary skills associated with sine...
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Horizontal Translations or Phase Shifts: Cosine

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
If cosine is shifted, how is its equation affected? Learners manipulate the graph of cosine by moving the y-intercept to different locations on the coordinate plane. Pupils determine the new equation that models the shifts.
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Other Graphs—Sin, Cos, Tan, and Exponential

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Explore the graphs of the trigonometric functions. Learners see the graphs of the sine, cosine, tangent, and exponential functions. Focusing on the parent function, the video instructor discusses key features and how to identify each...
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Polar Coordinates

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
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...
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Introduction to Trigonometric Functions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Scholars first learn the definitions of the sine ratio, the cosine ratio, and the tangent ratio. After mastering these definitions, they use the new information to solve triangles.
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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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Graph of y=cos(x)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do Egyptians and trigonometric functions appear similar? The teacher shows the video Walk Like an Egyptian to introduce the concept of the graph of cosine. Pupils determine values of cosine for various angle measures in both degrees...
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Trigonometric Functions

For Students 10th - 12th
In this trigonometric functions worksheet, students examine trigonometric functions and graph them.  This one-page worksheet contains 1 multi-step problem and a graph.
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Technology for Displaying Trigonometric Graph Behavior: Sine and Cosine

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Students explore the concept of sine and cosine.  In this sine and cosine lesson, students work in groups to graph sine and cosine functions.  Students examine how coefficients in various parts of each parent function shift the graph. ...
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Basic Trigonometric Identities from Graphs

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Have young mathematicians create new identities! They explore the even/odd, cofunction, and periodicity identities through an analysis of tables and graph. Next, learners discover the relationships while strengthening their understanding...
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Polar Functions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore the concept of polar functions and learn how to determine the length around a function using polar coordinates. High schoolers use their Ti-calculators to determine the length of a function that looks like a five-leaved rose....
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Cosine Graph

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Consign yourself to graphing cosine. Pupils graph the cosine function by first creating a table of values. They see the completed graph, consider the sinusoidal nature of the graph, and identify key features.