Trig Translations - interactive discovery exercise

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2.56 MB   |   26 pdf pages + 3 Geogebra files pages

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Trig Translations (transformations): This is one of my favorite products! It has great potential for both visual and kinesthetic tactile learners. With this highly interactive and visual tool, students independently and effectively discover all of the effects of changing the parameters ( "a", "b" "c" and "d" ) in trigonometric translations while you facilitate!

Most students just accept concepts as a given in math. But, in many cases, the theorems and equations are just an extension of what they already know or have previously studied. So, they are quite capable of discovering them on their own, given some guided instruction.

Using these unique Geogebra files, the user can explore math concepts with the click of a mouse. Geogebra is a software platform in the same sense as Power Point is. The user creates a file (these Geogebra files were created by Mathew's House) to demonstrate almost any idea in math. Then the student uses the interactive files to learn the desired concept.

Geogebra, a completely free software platform, is quickly and easily downloaded from the internet to both computers and tablets (as an app) and soon to phones as well. Students can work individually in a computer lab or you can use a single computer and projector and work through the exercise as a group. Alternatively, you could use the flipped classroom model and have them complete the exercise at home allowing class time to further develop the ideas presented.

In this exercise, when you move the slider, the trigonometrtic functions will be dynamically transformed on screen. This allows the student to control the pace of learning and to see the effects of changing each parameter. Through a step-by-step discovery process worksheet, filled with sketching, matching and numerical questions, students uncover the details/ideas behind the translation of any function. This allows them to clearly see and thus better understand this topic.

The graphics in Geogebra are visually appealing and each of the parameters are color coded to help students identify the different values. All very helpful to fully understand and to apply the concepts learned.

Twenty six pdf pages of guided exercises including printable grids are provided as well as three Geogebra files to provide your students with a complete resource to fully and independently explore this topic.

Please check out the preview to get a more compete description and visual concept of what is included.

For Geogebra based exercises in other topics click the title below:

High School Trigonometry Bundle ( 40% savings! )

Quadratic Translations

Pythagorean Theorem
Slope
Trig Ratios - Sine, Cosine & Tangent

Radian Measure
Arc Length & Sector Area
Area of Any Triangle ( free ! )
The Unit Circle

Cosine Law
Sine Law
Ambiguous Case of the Sine Law

The Derivative - from First Principles
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26 pdf pages + 3 Geogebra files
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Teaching Duration
1 Week

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Trig Translations - interactive discovery exercise
Trig Translations - interactive discovery exercise
Trig Translations - interactive discovery exercise
Trig Translations - interactive discovery exercise