Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
I use this PowerPoint to review before giving a chapter test on California Trigonometry Standards 1.0 – 9.0. (It is completely editable so you can change the questions and answers to meet your own needs.)
The theme song of the TV show plays on the first slide. I have that playing as the students come into the classroom. My classes know that this mean to “get ready” by getting their “clickers”, getting out paper, calculators, and pencils. I eliminated all the clicker parts of the PowerPoint so it could be used in any classroom.
On the first slide, you will click on the question that you want (I just go in order…Standards 1.0 – 9.0) That click will take you to the question slide. Each question slide has a timer on it. When I use this review, I read the question aloud to the class, then hit the timer. The timer will not start until it is clicked, AND you MUST hit the timer itself for it to begin. Students are to work the problem on their paper. When time is up, a nasty buzzer will sound. The next click will take you to the answer slide. You need to click again to get the answers. Another click will put a gold star beside the correct answer. If you click on the “Return” button, you will go back to the slide with the “categories”. If you just click anywhere, you will go to the next slide in the sequence.
There are 11 total questions, one for each standard, one review question, and the million dollar question (Standard 19.0).
Students understand the notion of angle and how to measure it, in both degrees and radians. They can convert between degrees and radians.
Students know the definition of sine and cosine as y-and x-coordinates of points on the unit circle and are familiar with the graphs of the sine and cosine functions.
Students know and use the Pythagorean Identities.
Students graph functions of the form f(t) = A sin (Bt + C) or f(t) = A cos (Bt + C) and interpret A, B, and C in terms of amplitude, frequency, period, and phase shift.
Students know the definitions of the tangent and cotangent functions and can graph them.
Students know the definitions of the secant and cosecant functions and can graph them.
Students know that the tangent of the angle that a line makes with the x-axis is equal to the slope of the line.
Students know the definitions of the inverse trigonometric functions and can graph the functions.
Students compute, by hand, the values of the trigonometric functions and the inverse trigonometric functions at various standard points.
Students are adept at using trigonometry in a variety of applications and word problems.
The slide templates were made by someone else, and were available as a free download on an Internet website.
The timers were made by my son. :)
Note: Math Type 5.0 was used to create some of the problems, and some of the answers.