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Trigonometric Functions Inquiry Using Real-World Models

Grade Level: High School
Discipline: Math
Language: English
School Board: Calgary Board of Education


This mathematics 30-1 teacher designed a study in mathematics in which students inquired into the features of trigonometric functions by working through a series of labs. Kathy designed ten labs that highlighted the key concepts of trigonometry within different applied contexts. As you watch the video, pay attention to the ways Kathy’s knowledge of the subject matter interact with her pedagogy and knowledge of the students as learners of mathematics. Kathy skillfully interacts with groups of students to pose questions, push their thinking and enable them to identify their next steps.