These guided notes and the included homework assignment are great for teaching graphing basic polar equations.
The notes include:
--A student exploration of how to graph circles, lines, and spirals in polar coordinates. This is intended to be a discovery lesson (two or three students in a group), but can also be used as a whole-class lesson as well.
--How to graph a rose/flower, limacon, and lemniscate. Practice with matching the graphs to their equations (can be done individually, in partners, or as a whole class).
It will likely be enough for two days worth of notes, depending on the speed at which your class moves. There are two homework assignments that match with the two included lessons. The two homework assignments include:
--Practice graphing lines and circles in polar coordinates (matches with the discovery lesson).
--Practice graphing polar equations and thinking about how the graph changes with different values in the equations.
Check out my other polar graphing activities:
Intro to Polar Coordinates and Graphing Guided Notes and Homework
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