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EagleCat: trig-G

Explore the graphs of trigonometric equations in the form: (a) y = a sin[n(x - h)] + k, (b) y = a cos[n(x - h)] + k and (c) y = a tan[n(x - h)] + k. Use sliders or enter values to dilate, reflect and translate the basic trigonometric equations y = sin(x), y = cos(x) and y = tan(x), and observe the changes in the amplitude, ...

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Trigonometry: cosine

Look at an explanation of the trigonometric ratios: sine, cosine and tangent. Adjust the angles of a right angle triangle within a unit circle (radius of one unit). Identify the cosine ratio and enter the cosine values of angles from 0–90 degrees into a table. Answer questions about the cosine values. This learning object ...

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Trigonometry: sine

Look at an explanation of the trigonometric ratios: sine, cosine and tangent. Adjust the angles of a right-angled triangle within a unit circle (radius of one unit). Find corresponding sides in similar triangles and find relationships between ratios. Identify the sine ratio and enter the sine values of angles from 0–90 ...

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Trigonometry: using cosine

Solve measurement problems involving right-angled triangles by using similar triangles and trigonometric methods, including cosine values. Identify corresponding sides and ratio relationships in similar triangles. Solve measurement problems by using cosine values to calculate side lengths in triangles. For example, find ...

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Trigonometry: finding angles

Look at an explanation of the trigonometric ratios: sine, cosine and tangent. Adjust the angles of a right-angled triangle within a unit circle (radius of one unit). Set the cosine, sine and tangent values of angles from 0–90 degrees. Identify the angle for each of the values. This learning object is one in a series of ...

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Trig degrees

Use a unit circle tool to explore sine, cosine and tangent values in different quadrants. Determine the values for angles between 0° and 360°. Observe the symmetry and patterns of the functions to predict the behaviour of the graphs and the values for the functions in different quadrants. Observe the graphs animate and ...

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Trig degrees: sine to 360

Use a unit circle tool to explore sine values in different quadrants. Determine the sin Ø values for angles between 0° and 360°. Observe the symmetry and patterns of the functions to predict the behaviour of sin Ø in different quadrants. Observe the graph animate and visually connect it with the unit circle tool and table ...

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Trig degrees: cosine to 360

Use a unit circle tool to explore cosine values in different quadrants. Determine the cos Ø values for angles between 0° and 360°. Observe the symmetry and patterns of the functions to predict the behaviour of cos Ø in different quadrants. Observe the graph animate and visually connect it with the unit circle tool and table ...

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Trig degrees: tangent to 360

Use a unit circle tool to explore tangent values in different quadrants. Determine the tan Ø values for angles between 0° and 360°. Observe the symmetry and patterns of the functions to predict the behaviour of tan Ø in different quadrants. Observe the graph animate and visually connect it with the unit circle tool and ...

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Trig radians

Use a unit circle tool to explore sine, cosine and tangent values in different quadrants. Determine the values for angles between 0 and 2π radians. Observe the symmetry and patterns of the functions to predict the behaviour of the graphs and the values for the functions in different quadrants. Observe the graphs animate ...

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Trig radians: sine

Use a unit circle tool to explore sine values in different quadrants. Determine the sin Ø values for angles between 0 and 2π radians. Observe the symmetry and patterns of the functions to predict the behaviour of sin Ø in different quadrants. Observe the graphs animate and visually connect them with the unit circle tool ...

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Trig radians: cosine

Use a unit circle tool to explore cosine values in different quadrants. Determine the cos Ø values for angles between 0 and 2π radians. Observe the symmetry and patterns of the functions to predict the behaviour of cos Ø in different quadrants. Observe the graphs animate and visually connect them with the unit circle tool ...

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Trig radians: tangent

Use a unit circle tool to explore tangent values in different quadrants. Determine the tan Ø values for angles between 0 and 2π radians. Observe the symmetry and patterns of the functions to predict the behaviour of tan Ø in different quadrants. Observe the graphs animate and visually connect them with the unit circle tool ...

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Trig degrees: cosine tool

Use a unit circle tool to explore cosine values for angles between 0° and 360°. Observe the graph being drawn as each cosine value is plotted. This learning object is one in a series of nine objects. Three objects in the series are also packaged as a combined learning object.

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Trig degrees: cosine to 360: demo

Watch a demonstration showing how cosine is defined in the unit circle. Connect this definition with the right-angled triangle definition commonly used in right-angled triangle trigonometry. This learning object is one in a series of nine objects. Three objects in the series are also packaged as a combined learning object.

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Trigonometry: assessment

Test your understanding of angles and their sine, cosine and tangent values. Use a unit circle tool to find sine, cosine and tangent values in different quadrants. Use the tool to find the angle when given sine, cosine or tangent values. Determine the values for angles between 0° and 360°. Solve problems by using the unit ...

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TIMES Module 22: Measurement and Geometry: introductory trigonometry - teacher guide

This is a 20-page guide for teachers containing an introduction to the three basic trigonometric ratios. A history of trigonometry concludes the module.

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TIMES Module 24: Measurement and Geometry: further trigonometry - teacher guide

This is a 32-page guide for teachers. It provides an introduction to the sine rule and cosine rule and their applications.

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TIMES Module 25: Measurement and Geometry: trigonometric functions - teacher guide

This is a 21-page guide for teachers. It provides an introduction to the sine, cosine and tangent functions and applications of these.

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Laptop wrap: Talking trigonometry

In this laptop-friendly resource, students consolidate their understanding of trigonometry by investigating practical applications of the ratios, highlighting the process they used to find a solution.