Students will study how the six trigonometric functions: sine, cosine, tangent, cosecant, secant and cotangent, relate to each other. The student will analyze the relationship of the unit circle to the graphs of trigonometric functions. There is an emphasis on verification of trigonometric identities using reasoning and proof. Students will learn how to solve oblique triangles in the real world using trigonometric formulas (Law of Sine, Law of Cosine, Area formulas).
Key Course Learning Experiences
Essential Learning Goals
Problem Solving (25%)
Reasoning and Proof (25%)
Major Assessments and Success Criteria
The fundamental purpose of this course is to formalize and extend students’ previous trigonometric experiences to include trigonometric functions and their graphs, proving fundamental trigonometric identities, and using trigonometric formulas to solve real world applications. Students will engage in formative practices, summative assessments, performance and unit tasks employing the essential learning goals listed above as applied to mathematical reasoning.Through a process of reflection and revision, students will work towards mastery of his/her learning. Assessments will be multifaceted with an emphasis on skills that will enhance their upper level math thinking, and will relate mathematics to the real world.