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 and cosine functions. Finally, they draw a graph based on a partner's description.
- The cooperative learning strategy, jigsaw, is a good fit with this activity
- Split the class in half and pair students up within their own half, finally jigsaw across the two halves to share and have learners produce a graph based on their partner's description
- Lesson plan included
- Includes guiding questions that lead learners to a quality description of a sine or cosine graph