"When am I ever going to use this?!" is a common question in high school mathematics courses. Now you can be prepared with the answer when teaching about sine and cosine functions. Students will read a short article about glycemic index and compare the sinusoidal waves of high and low glycemic foods' effect on blood sugar.
Students will then answer 10 questions that will help them make the connections to periodic function vocabulary.
Student handout (link to article, chart, and 10 reflection questions)