Reflection: Joy Playing with the Numbers - Section 4: Wrap it up


I've discussed why we didn't get through this lesson today in the video reflection so I want to talk here about student engagement.  It was very cool for me to see Jeff move from a very reluctant participant to taking the initiative by the end of class to challenge Mary tomorrow.  It was also nice to see Charlie step up with confidence to say he was ready to take on the top student in class, Nate, and that he would not only compete against him, he would beat him.  These interactions help confirm my belief in friendly competition as one method of building student engagement, especially when the content and/or skill is not as easily delivered in a real-world setting.

  Joy: Compete!
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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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