Vertical Translations: Vertical Shift of Sinusoidal Functions

This Vertical Translations: Vertical Shift of Sinusoidal Functions interactive also includes:

Create a shift in TV viewing habits. The interactive presents a cosine model of an individual's TV viewing habits during a year. Class members move the model to reflect given conditions. Finally, they determine key features from the graph along with its equation.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Lead a discussion on how the translations of a trigonometric function can be represented using another function
Classroom Considerations
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  • The interactive covers both vertical and horizontal shifts
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Shows the correct answer if an incorrect response is given
  • The video covers both horizontal and vertical translations
  • A couple of the solutions do not match what can be visualized in the interactive