Course DescriptionDeepen understanding of trigonometry concepts and use graphic technology as a means to improve the construct of mathematical knowledge. Analyze current mathematics education research on pedagogical and andragogical approaches to teaching and learning with technology. Examine and critique lesson units for topics such as basic and composite trig functions, trig identities, polar graphs, and periodic modeling. Design lessons that foster development of analytical skills and increase problem solving ability of all students. Content aligned with ISTE National Educational Technology Standards.
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 for teaching and learning mathematics in the Trigonometry classroom.
- Create activities using the skills, strategies and educational theories presented in this course.
- Develop and share an instructional unit for the statistics classroom incorporating use of modern technology.
- Design lesson plans that align with ISTE National Educational Technology Standards.