Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

This week we have been working on proving trigonometric identities and other problems involving them. The homework this week was hw #15 and #16 on the hw sheet. They were both in the GPC book. In class we practiced doing proofs and we also learned new methods to solve problems and to think about them. We also have a test next week on Friday 3/29 on proving the trig identities and on everything having to do with trig and inverse trig functions
Click here to view the solutions to the "Levels" of Trig Equations packet
Click here to view the solutions to the Review Packet/Stations

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Friday March 15, 2013

Today in class we worked on #14 on the homework sheet, which is p446 #5 in the blue book. For homework we have to finish #14 on the homework sheet.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thrusday March 14, 2013

Happy Pie day!!!
Today in class talked about identites and the difference between simpifying and proving.
Simplifying: Start with one expressiona dn use identites and algebra to turn that expression into an equivalent expression.
Proving: Start with two expression and use identites and alegbra on one or both expression until both sides are the same.
Homework is #13 on the homework sheet. And tommorrow bring your blue book to class!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wednesday March 13, 2013

Today in class we reviewed #11 and #12 from the homework sheet. There is no homework tonight!

Tuesday March 12, 2013

Today we took a quick quiz on reciprocal trig functions. We also took notes and prove the statement that sin theta squared + cos theta squared = 1
The essential question was
Of a circle with radius x^2+ y^2 =r^2
Homework is #12 on the homework sheet. 

Monday Marach 11, 2013

Today we took notes on Reciprocal Identities and discussed sec, csc and cot in a right triangle,unit circle, and on the graph. The essential questions were
What are the 3 reciprocal trig functions?
What is the meaning of reciprocal trig functions in right triangles and the unit circle?
How do we graph reciprocal functions?
Homework tonight is #11 on the homework sheet. We have a quick quiz tomorrow!
Examples of Simplifying Trig Expressions using Identities (3/13/13):

Notes on the Pythagorean Identity (3/12/13):

Monday, March 11, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Today in class we were introduced to Cosecant, Secant, and Cotangent.

The homework is numbers 9 and 10 from the homework sheet.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Today in class we continued review for tomorrow's quiz.
The homework for tonight is to study for tomorrow's quiz.

For the quiz, you need to know:

  • How to graph a tangent function (5 points)
  • Graph the 3 inverse trig functions (5 points) and answer domain and range questions about them, why they make sense, and what the axes represent.
  • You will need to know how to solve linear trig equations
    • Primary solution and what it means
    • All solutions on given interval
    • Find an expression for all solutions
    • Be able to deal with happy and unhappy numbers
    • Be able to use the graphs to find these values
  • Solve Tangent equations

Monday, March 4, 2013

Today in class we worked on more problems from the packet we received on Friday.

Homework: Get ready for the quiz on Wednesday!
Essential Questions: (of last week) How do we graph the inverse trig. functions? How do we solve linear trig. equations?

Thursday  February 28th and Friday the 29th:
In Class: We went over examples of solving cosine and sine inverse functions. We learned that the primary solution is the number given by the calculator because it is the solution on the inverse function. Then we looked at all solutions on [0, 2pi]. We learned it was helpful to draw the graph and then locate the solutions on there. Finally, we learned how to find all solutions (adding the period*n to the primary and secondary solutions). During class we talked about course selections as well.
Homework: Thursday: gold packet p.583 #12, p.585 #3. And the writing assignment was due on Friday.
Friday: Finish the first three problems of the practice problems packet we were given.  
Click here for solutions to the Trig Equations Link Sheets