## Trig Unit Test - Part B.pdf - Section 3: Test Part B: Graphing Calculator/iPad OK

# Trig Tidbits Unit Test

Lesson 16 of 16

## Objective: SWBAT demonstrate their learning on a unit assessment.

*60 minutes*

#### Test Protocol

*1 min*

Although my students are encouraged to use use their iPads for homework assignments, in class activities and many other applications, I do not allow them to be used during tests. This is an element of my classroom management that I have wrestled with over the past two years. Although I want to make sure that my students are prepared with 21st Century tools, and I do not want to hide these things from them, I also want to ensure that they can function in an environment with the absence of technology. I am very open with them in my explanation about this. I avoid telling the class that I do not let them use the technology for fear that they will cheat (although that might be a very small part of it)... Hitting the kids with this argument does nothing more that show a lack of trust in them; which can kill a classroom culture built on trust, respect, and responsibility. Instead, I refer the students to SAT, ACT, PARCC and other standardized tests where the use of iPads and smart phones are strictly prohibited.

**NOTE**: On many tests, I will include a separate technology component where the professional use of iPad's is permitted. This Trig Unit Test does contain one question of this nature. I choose to circulate it last, that is, after the students have handed in the first section of the exam. This helps me keep track of who is allowed to be on an iPad, and who is not.

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- UNIT 2: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
- UNIT 3: Sequences and Series
- UNIT 4: Statistics: Something for Everyone
- UNIT 5: Review Lessons
- UNIT 6: Writing Prompts in Mathematics
- UNIT 7: Trig Tidbits
- UNIT 8: Functions, Problem Solving, and 21st Century Skills
- UNIT 9: Polynomials and Problem Solving
- UNIT 10: Probability
- UNIT 11: Imagine This! Imaginary and Complex Numbers
- UNIT 12: Let's Explore Radicals!

- LESSON 1: Will it Topple? Day 1 of 3
- LESSON 2: Will it Topple? Day 2 of 3
- LESSON 3: Will it Topple? Day 3 of 3
- LESSON 4: A Sidewalk Investigation of Radians
- LESSON 5: Radian Stations - A Rotating Review
- LESSON 6: Radians Quiz
- LESSON 7: Graphing Trig Functions By Plotting Points
- LESSON 8: Shifting Trig Functions - Student Discovery
- LESSON 9: Simon Says... Transform!
- LESSON 10: Modeling with Predator/Prey Populations
- LESSON 11: Trig Memory Game
- LESSON 12: Bay of Fundy: A Tidal Investigation
- LESSON 13: Bay of Fundy Investigation and Unit Wrap-Up
- LESSON 14: The Pythagorean Identity
- LESSON 15: Trig Review Football!
- LESSON 16: Trig Tidbits Unit Test