Sine and Cosine Graphs

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. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • The cooperative learning strategy, jigsaw, is a good fit with this activity
Classroom Considerations

  • 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
Pros

  • Lesson plan included
  • Includes guiding questions that lead learners to a quality description of a sine or cosine graph
Cons

  • None
Common Core