This activity allows students to practice the Trigonometric Identities with the help of their peers. Students will specifically use the Pythagorean Identities and Reciprocal Identities.
In this People Search, begin by having students complete one problem on their own. Students may need 3 - 5 minutes to pick out their problem and show the proof. Then students will move around the room and find classmates that chose different problems on the sheet. In my own rules for People Searches, students must always write on their own paper. The other student can sign his or her name on the line, but otherwise, the student's paper should have only his or her handwriting on it. The other student is to teach how to solve the problem. This is a great exercise for students in using mathematical vocabulary! After each student has taught his or her problem, then the students will move on to find another partner.
Answer key is included!
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For additional resources for Trigonometry, check out:
Angles of Elevation and Depression: Real Life Applications of Trigonometry
Coterminal Angles and Radian/Degree Conversions – Row Relay
Evaluating Trig Expressions with Sum and Difference Formulas - Riddle Worksheet
Graping the Tangent Function – Discovery Learning Notes
Identifying Amplitude and Period of Sine and Cosine Graphs – Stained Glass
Law of Sines and Law of Cosines – Guided Notes
Practice with Law of Sines and Law of Cosines – Worksheet
Right Triangle Trigonometry - Centers
Sine and Cosine Graphs – Snowflake Cut-Out Activity
Solving Trig Equations – Riddle Worksheet
Trig Coterminal Angles (in Degrees) – Square Puzzle
Trig Identities #1 – People Search
Trig Identities #2 – People Search
Trig Memory Game – Learning the 1st Quadrant
Trig Triangles: Practicing Trigonometric Identities
Trig Values from the Unit Circle – Square Puzzle
Trigonometry Test Review – Worksheet and Solutions
Trigonometry Unit – Word Wall
Unit on Trigonometry – Warm-ups and Practice Problems (.ppt)