Course DescriptionLearn 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 OutcomesUpon 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.