Your favorite musical artist has just released a new single. If you haven’t heard it yet, you will likely hear it more than enough times over the next several months. We all know that a hit song has the potential to end up on the radio dial for months at a time, but what effect does the popularity of a hit song have for an artist on a social media platform such as Twitter? Are the effects lasting, or are they as temporary as the popularity of the song itself? This mathematical task gives students the opportunity to further explore and understand trigonometric functions in a “real world” situation. Students will utilize 21st century skills as they incorporate tables and graphs from computer software programs into their official report. Students will have the ability to be creative and create an engaging presentation as they explain their results from the function they have developed. Students will be asked to analyze their information and support and defend their reasoning.
Great to use as a long term project or to spend a few days in the computer lab to get students accustomed to the computer tools in GeoGebra. This pdf file includes 1 title page, 2 pages of directions, 1 rubric for grading purposes, and 5 pages of a sample answer key.