Reflection: Advanced Students Playing with the Numbers - Section 3: Putting Into Action


One student picked up on the patterns very quickly and was already trying different numbers on his own before most of the class had finished even five problems.  I'm adding this to my reflections and sharing with you because I want to remember it for next year.  Nate jumped ahead on his own and only needed a little prompting to problem-solve an appropriate viewing window for the graph of sin(100x) which encouraged him to try even larger numbers and to move the large numbers to other sections of the function, like 100(sin(x)).  What I've added for next year is an Playing with Numbers Extension Challenge ready for students who need additional challenges.

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Playing with the Numbers

Unit 10: Trigonometric Functions
Lesson 1 of 13

Objective: SWBAT explain the periodicity of sine and cosine graphs and predict the effect of transformations on sine and cosine graphs.

Big Idea: Students transform equations and graphs of trig functions to earn points and win the game!

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