Students expand on their knowledge of trigonometry, developing a foundation for calculus concepts by expanding their conception of trigonometric functions and looking at connections between functions.
Unit 7, Trigonometric Identities and Equations, builds on the previous unit on trigonometric functions to expand students’ knowledge of trigonometry. Students develop a foundation for calculus concepts by expanding their conception of trigonometric functions and looking at connections between trigonometric functions. Reasoning flexibly about trigonometric functions and seeing that expressions that look different on the surface can actually act the same on certain domains sets the stage for a study of differentiation and integration, where periodic functions have many useful properties and act as useful tools to study calculus.
Students also apply algebraic techniques to trigonometry. This part of the unit reinforces algebraic skills while also helping students to better understand trigonometric functions graphically and through the unit circle. As students move more flexibly between representations of trigonometric functions, they develop skills in seeing structure in those functions and practice looking at mathematical objects from multiple perspectives and bringing prior knowledge to bear on a new context. This type of relational thinking helps students to see the power of algebraic manipulation and structure in expressions, allowing them to work more flexibly and to see connections more readily.
Pacing: 18 instructional days (16 lessons, 1 flex day, 1 assessment day)
This assessment accompanies Unit 7 and should be given on the suggested assessment day or after completing the unit.
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Internalization of Standards via the Unit Assessment
Internalization of Trajectory of Unit
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Identity | Pythagorean identity |
Cofunction identities | Inverse trig functions (arcsin, arccos, arctan, arcsec, arccsc, arccot) |
Reciprocal identities | $${\mathrm{sin}^{-1}x}$$ notation for inverse trig functions |
Negative angle identities | Linear trigonometric equations |
$$u$$-substitution | Quadratic trigonometric equations |
General solution | Exact solution |
Double angle formula | Sum formula |
Difference formula | Law of Cosines |
Law of Sines |
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Key: Major Cluster Supporting Cluster Additional Cluster
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