Reflection: Checks for Understanding Model Trigonometry with a Ferris Wheel Day 1 of 2 - Section 1: Warm-up and Homework Review


I use warm ups for a variety of purposes in my classroom.  Today, the goal was to remind students about the connections between the sine and cosine functions since they will be asked to write equations on the quiz that can be either sine or cosine.  This is an important topic that I want each student to be fresh on.  The goal is that they know that sine and cosine are the same graph with a horizontal shift.  As you can see from my warm up samples 1, 2, and 3, my students were pretty comfortable with this idea.  We shared out as a class to catch any student who was still fuzzy on this topic.  

  Checks for Understanding: Using Warm Ups As A Hint To The Lesson
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Model Trigonometry with a Ferris Wheel Day 1 of 2

Unit 9: Trigonometric Functions
Lesson 13 of 19

Objective: Students will be able to model the movement of a Ferris Wheel using trigonometry.

Big Idea: Take your students to the county fair with this trig function modeling lesson.

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Math, Trigonometry, Trigonometric functions, modeling, Algebra 2, master teacher project
  50 minutes
quiz graphs of trig functions
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