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Trigonometry: Introduction | Precalculus, Unit 5

In this one-month precalculus-level unit, learners will start studying trigonometry.
Avrila at Math With Avrila
4 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 2 learners
50 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Tue Jan 17, 2023

Jan 17, 2023 - Feb 9, 2023 (4 weeks)
Tu, Th
9:35pm - 10:25pm
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Class Experience

Learners will use and interpret angle and radian measurement.
Learners will understand and calculate with sine, cosine, tangent, secant, cosecant, and cotangent ratios, from both a right-triangle and a unit-circle perspective.
Learners will diagram and efficiently calculate exact values for trigonometric ratios for angles which are multiples of 30 or 45 degrees (pi/6 or pi/4).
Learners will use technology to estimate values for trigonometric ratios for other angles.
Learners will graph trigonometric functions.
Learners will be familiar with features of graphs of trigonometric functions, such as periodicity, maxima and minima, and asymptotes.
Learners will apply domain restriction to invert trigonometric functions, visually, through special values, and using technology.
Learners will use transformations of trigonometric functions to model functions with similar behavior, such as a sine wave to model hours of daylight.
Learners will use inverse trigonometric functions to solve trigonometric equations, including ones arising from modeling situations.
Learners will have practice problems to work in Rover for each lesson. Other assignments, quizzes, and tests will be in TeacherMade.
Occasionally, such as in advance to clear group time for interactive tasks or when lecture topics take longer than anticipated, learners will be assigned video tutorials to watch outside class time.
Scratch paper and pencils, or a whiteboard and markers. Learners who are preparing for college admissions are advised to keep a portfolio (digital or on paper) of major assignments and 2-3 different types of problems, fully worked, per routine practice assignment; the materials of the student's choice should be available for this from the beginning of class. Examples include a Google Drive or Dropbox folder, LibreOffice software (Writer and Math), a binder and hole-punched printer paper or a hole puncher, etc. Consider that if you are applying to multiple colleges, a digital portfolio is easier to duplicate, and can be printed out if a physical copy is wanted. For this class, learners can use GeoGebra exclusively as their graphing calculator, but students whose intent is to take a credit-bearing exam should begin practicing with a calculator approved for that exam as soon as possible.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Learners will receive numerical grades for practice and for each major assignment in a written report at the end of the class, and a current draft of their grades so far upon request during the class.
1 hour 40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
TeacherMade is a site designed for school use which allows learners to access and complete worksheets, tutorials, and practice problems. If they wish, such as for added privacy, learners can sign in using a nickname or pseudonym.
Rover is an automatic-scored practice site based on the OpenStax precalculus-level textbooks. Learners will need to set up accounts; costs will be covered as part of their tuition for the class.
GeoGebra is a free, open-source math calculator, graphing calculator, and dynamic geometry site. Learners do not need an account to use it.
Explain Everything is a shared whiteboard, similar to Google Jamboard but more flexible. Learners do not need an account and can access the board to write on it through a link. Learners who do not specifically want to write on the board don’t need to access Explain Everything at all – I will share the screen in Zoom and they can watch.
OpenStax Precalculus
OpenStax Algebra and Trigonometry


Avrila at Math With Avrila
Lives in the United States
Here to make math make sense!
4 total reviews
11 completed classes

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