The math criteria:

- Use at least 3 trigonometric functions
- Each function must have at least 2 periods
- There must be at least 2 shifts (vertical or horizontal)

Students working with Desmos in the Math Lab |

I took a day to let them play on Desmos. This was fantastic because they were able to see immediately what their transformations did to each function, without having to graph each function fifty times by hand. Also, I showed them how to restrict the domain of their functions, which taught them a teeny bit of programming. I feel that using math to understand technology is one of the greatest things I can teach my students. So a day in the Math Lab to play with trig functions was well worth it, in my opinion.

I let my students vote on the Most Creative Award. Here's their winner from 1st hour:

And from 4th hour:

Each winner got a gift card to Target in the approximate amount of $3pi ($9.42). And, no, when I asked for that amount, the cashier's face was not nearly as disconcerted as I was hoping.

But the kids laughed. And that's what matters.

Do you have an instruction sheet or rubric you use for this that you are willing to share?

ReplyDeleteJust emailed ya! :)

ReplyDeleteCan I have the instructions, too? I would love to do this project with my students.

ReplyDeleteLanderson@bcsk12.orb

ugh...google drive keeps booting me out...

ReplyDeleteThis looks like such an engaging activity; thanks for sharing! Could I please have the instruction sheet and rubric as well? Thanks

ann.nigro@dsbn.org

Could you email me the rubric as well? Thank you!

ReplyDeletewilkinsonm@navasotaisd.org

Hi Rebecca,

ReplyDeleteThis looks like a TON of fun! Any chance you can send a copy of the instructions and rubric to me? My email address is mstarullo@gmail.com.

Thank you,

Nicole

Hi, this looks fabulous! If I could also have the instructions and rubric sent to my email, I would be greatly appreciative! leeann.sepulvado@carteretk12.org

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ReplyDeleteI think this project would be great for my classes! Would you please send me the information and rubric? My email is bbeam@winstonk12.org

ReplyDeleteCongratulations for a neat, fun idea. Sometimes I let my students use Desmos on their iphones, but is good to see Desmos used in a trig Project. Please, if possible, send me the project info too, I would love to try it !

ReplyDeleteThank you so much,

Daniela (maeveyou@yahoo.com)