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To learn the pattern of the side lengths of a 45-45-90 triangle, students complete a gallery walk, a card sort activity starting with using the Pythagorean theorem, and activity to locate if there is an error in a presented problem and if so to identify what the error is.
6.08 Bonus Video: Law of Sines—The Ambiguous Case
The Law of Sines can be used to solve for sides and angles of oblique triangles. However, in some cases more than one triangle may satisfy the given conditions. We refer to this as an ambiguous case.
Study Edge Precalculus
Precalculus is the preparation for calculus. The course approaches is designed to strengthen and enhance conceptual understanding and mathematical reasoning used when modeling and solving mathematical and real-world problems. Students systematically work with functions and their multiple representations. Precalculus can deepen students' mathematical understanding and fluency with algebra and trigonometry and extends their ability to make connections and apply concepts and procedures at higher levels. Students will investigate and explore mathematical ideas, develop multiple strategies for analyzing complex situations, and use technology to build understanding, make connections between representations, and provide support in solving problems (TAC §111.42(b)(3)).
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5.01 Radians and Degree Measurements
In this video, students will learn the basics of angle measurements, definitions of various types of angles, radians and degrees, along with arc length and area of a sector.
5.02 Linear and Angular Velocity
In this video, students will learn about angular and linear velocity and how each relates to unit conversions.
5.03 Trigonometric Ratios
In this video, we will define the trigonometric ratios in terms of the sides of a right triangle.
5.04 Trigonometric Angles and the Unit Circle
In this video, students will learn special angles and the unit circle, and learn how to apply them.
5.05 Graphs of Sine and Cosine
In this video, students will learn how to graph sine and cosine and how to interpret graphs of sine and cosine.
5.06 Graphs of Secant and Cosecant
In this video, students will learn how to graph and interpret graphs of secant and cosecant, and how secant and cosecant relate to sine and cosine.
5.07 Graphs of Tangent and Cotangent
In this video, students will learn how to graph and how to interpret graphs of tangent and cotangent.
5.08 Inverse Trigonometric Functions and Graphs
In this video, students will explore the relationship between trigonometric functions and their inverses.
8.01 Conic Sections
In this video, students will learn the definition of a double-napped cone, and how conic sections are formed at the intersection of a plane and a double-napped cone.
In this video, students will learn the analytic definition of an ellipse, the standard form of the equation of an ellipse, and how to graph ellipses.
In this video, students will learn the analytic definition of a hyperbola, the standard form of the equation of a hyperbola, and how to graph hyperbolas.
8.05 Polar Coordinates and Equations
In this video, students will learn about the polar coordinate system and how to convert to and from the rectangular coordinate system.
8.06 Polar Graphs
In this video, students will learn how to graph polar curves.
8.07 Special Polar Graphs
In this video, students will learn the equations and graphs of special polar curves.
8.04 Parametric Equations
In this video, students will learn about parametric equations, how to sketch parametric curves, and the differences between parametric curves and rectangular graphs.
6.01 Trigonometric Identities
In this video students will learn trigonometric identities, where they are derived from, and apply them in problems.
6.02 Solving Trigonometric Equations
In this video, students will learn to solve trigonometric equations for cases of a set interval and of all solutions.