# Trigonometric Identity Proofs

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Proving a trig identity might just be easier than proving your own identity at the airport. Learners first investigate a table of values to determine and prove the addition formulas for sine and cosine. They then use this result to develop the subtraction formulas.

CCSS: Designed

##### Instructional Ideas

• Use the resource to introduce addition and subtraction formulas for sine and cosine
##### Classroom Considerations

• Learners need to have graphing calculators available
• Note that some portions of the lesson are likely to take more than the indicated time allotment
• The 18th installment of a 19-part series
##### Pros

• Resource indicates where to look for mathematical practices
• Proofs have scaffolding with fill-in-the-blank statements

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