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Course Description

Learn new and creative ways to effectively teach trigonometry concepts using the TI-83Plus/TI- 84Plus graphing calculator with methods that align with the NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics and Common Core State Standards. Investigate advantages and limitations of teaching mathematics with handheld technology. Explore topics such as angle measures, solutions of right and oblique triangles, trig and circular functions, their graphs and inverses, trig identities and equations, polar graphs, linear and angular velocity, complex numbers, data analysis and modeling. Engage in real-world and hands-on activities you can immediately use in the trigonometry classroom to teach all students.

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of the TI-83Plus and TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators and TI-Connect for teaching and learning mathematics.
  • Create mathematics activities for secondary students using the ideas, skills and strategies in the activities presented in this course.
  • Create an instructional unit incorporating use of graphing technology.
  • Design lesson plans that align with CCSS and NCTM Standards.
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Section Title
Trigonometry with the TI-83Plus/84Plus Graphing Calculator
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $460.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook
Knowlton, E. (2015). TI-83Plus, TI-83Plus Silver and TI-84Plus Graphing
Calculator: How To Best Use It.
St. Charles, IL: Adventures In Education Inc.
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with Adventures in Education


Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.


Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

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