Module 6: Trigonometric Functions

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 the unit circle. The final lessons, develop the concept of the radian. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a summary of important concepts for learners to record in their notes after each task
  • Use practice problem sets as board work for quick understanding checks
Classroom Considerations

  • Includes eight consecutive lessons, each building on the previous 
  • The sixth installment in an eight-part series of modules
Pros

  • Lessons make interesting connections that strengthen student understanding of the concept of trigonometric functions
  • Includes a teacher guide for each lesson with questioning suggestions
Cons

  • None