Reflection: Student Ownership Graphing Sine and Cosine Functions (Day 1 of 2) - Section 1: Bell work


When we began this lesson, I found that many students were upset when they recognized the need to apply material from our previous unit.  

Throughout the year, I have worked to help students see how prior material helps them understand new material such as the understanding of inverse functions. Today, students expressed irritation. The students who have struggled during the year, have found it more difficult to take ownership of their learning. I think that this is because much of their prior experience in math class has revolved around memorizing processes.

I find that these students often approach an activity with the perspective that they do not understand. My challenge is to help them develop perseverance. One method is to have the students work with other students.



  Emotional Responses to the Application of Prior Learning
  Student Ownership: Emotional Responses to the Application of Prior Learning
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Graphing Sine and Cosine Functions (Day 1 of 2)

Unit 8: Graphing Trigonometric Functions
Lesson 5 of 13

Objective: SWBAT graph by hand sinusoidal graphs with transformations

Big Idea: How can I graph one period of a sinusoidal functions using only 5 points?

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