I use scavenger hunts to review a lot of different subjects in all my classes. This one reviews finding inverse trig functions by hand. (no calculators are used) Most use the angles of special right triangles, but some require that the students draw a triangle and use Pythagorean Theorem to find the missing side.
I use this to review after teaching the topic in Algebra 2, but also use it in PreCalculus and Trigonometry classes. Rather than re-teaching a subject that the students have already learned, I give the Scavenger Hunt and let them remember how to find the inverse trig functions on their own. They like being able to do it on their own, and they seem to remember it better this way.
Students have fun with Scavenger Hunts. They try hard to find the correct answer so their team can finish first!
It includes instructions of how to use the Scavenger Hunt, and a worksheet that students can use to record their answers. A bonus homework worksheet, with answer key, is also provided.
For more fun ways to review important topics, try these:
Common Core Standard for Calculus:
18.0 Students know the definitions and properties of inverse trigonometric functions and the expression of these functions as indefinite integrals.
Previous California Standards for Trigonometry:
9.0 Students compute, by hand, the values of the trigonometric functions and the inverse trigonometric functions at various standard points.