Friday, December 13, 2013

Trigonometry 101

This semester I ran a partially flipped open source Trigonometry course using a free textbook and youTube videos. To give back to the OER community, I have recreated my blackboard shell here in a single blog post. I am offering all of the worksheets that I have created below in PDF and source DOCX format under a creative commons license (cc-by-sa).  Please feel free to copy anything here, modify, and/or redistribute.

Open Textbook:  Trigonometry by Michael Corral
Videos: Mathispower4u Trigonometry by James Sousa

End-page Formulas (Trig. cheat sheet): [ Trigonometry Definitions and Formulas | source ]
Free Graphing Utility:
Free CAS: WolframAlfa

Chapter 1: Right Triangle Trigonometry

1.1 Angles: [ Assignment 1a : source ]

   Video notes: Angle Basics
   Video notes: Degrees, Minutes, and Seconds
   Video notes: Angle Relationships and Types of Triangles
   Video notes: The Pythagorean Theorem
   Video notes: Converse of the Pythagorean Theorem

1.2 Trigonometric Functions: [ Assignment 1b : source ]

   Video Notes: Introduction to Trigonometric Functions
   Video Example: Determine Trigonometric Function Values
   Video Example: Trig. Function Values with Hypotenuse Missing

1.3 Applications: [ Assignment 1c : source ] [ Assignment 1d : source ]

   Video Example: Determine the Length of a Side
   Video Example: Perimeter of an Equilateral Triangle

1.4 Trigonometric Functions of any Angle: [ Assignment 1e : source ]

   Video Examples: Determine the Reference Angle
   Video Notes: Introduction to Trig Functions using Angles

1.5 Rotations and Reflections:  [ Assignment 1f : source ]

*** *** *** [ Sample Exam #1 | source*** *** ***

Chapter 2: General Triangles

2.1 Law of Sines [ Assignment 2a | source ]

   Video: The Law of Sines: The Basics
   Video: The Law of Sines: The Ambiguous Case
   Example: Solve a Triangle Using the Law of Sines

2.2 Law of Cosines [ Assignment 2b | source ]

   Video: The Law of Cosines
   Example: Application of the Law of Cosines
   Example: Determine an Angle given SSS

2.3 Law of Tangents

2.4 Area of a Triangle [ Assignment 2c | source ]

   Example: Determine the Area of a Triangle Using the Sine Function
   Example: Area using Heron's Formula

Chapter 3: Identities

3.1 Basic Identities [ Assignment 3a | source ]

   Video: Fundamental Identities
   Video: Verifying Identities (good using a slightly different method.)

3.2 Sum and Difference Formulas Assignment 3b | source ]

   Video: Sum and Difference Identities for Cosine
   Video: Sum and Difference Identities for Sine
   Video: Sum and Difference Identities for Tangent

3.3 Double and Half-Angle Formulas Assignment 3c | source ]

   Video: Double Angle Identities
   Example: Double Angle Example Given Information
   Example: Using the Half Angle Formula (use degrees here)
   Example: Using Sine of a Half Angle

*** *** *** [ Sample Exam #2 | source ] *** *** ***

Chapter 4: Radian Measure

4.1 Radian Measure [ Assignment 4a | source ]

   Lecture: Radian Measure (Great video!)

4.2 Arc Length [ Assignment 4b | source ]

   Lecture: Arc Length and Area of a Sector

4.3 Area of a Sector [ Assignment 4c | source ]

   Lecture: Arc Length and Area of a Sector

4.4 Circular Motion [ Assignment 4d | source ]

   Lecture: Linear Velocity and Angular Velocity

Chapter 5: Graphing and Inverse Functions

5.1 Graphing Trigonometric Functions [ Assignment 5a | source ]

   Video Lecture: Graphing the Sine and Cosine Function
   Video Lecture: Graphing the Tangent Function
   Video Lecture: Graphing Cosecant and Secant

5.2 Properties of Graphs[ Assignment 5b | source ]

   Video Lecture: Amplitude and period of Sine and Cosine
   Video Lecture: Horizontal and Vertical Translations of Sine and Cosine
   Video Lecture: Graphing Sine and Cosine with Transformations

5.3 Inverse Trigonometric Functions [ Assignment 5c | source ]

   Video Lecture: Inverse Functions
   Video Lecture: Intro. to Inverse Sine, Cosine, and Tangent
   Video Examples: Evaluating Expressions involving the Inverse Trig. Functions

*** *** *** [ Sample Exam #3 | source ] *** *** ***

Chapter 6: Additional Topics

6.1 Solving Trigonometric Equations
[ Assignment 6a | source
[ Assignment 6b | source[ Assignment 6c | source

   Video Lecture: Solving Trigonometric Equations I  (Excellent introduction! Linear)
   Video Lecture: Solving Trigonometric Equations II (Quadratic examples)
   Video Lecture: Solving Trigonometric Equations III (Using Identities first, quadratic formula)
   Video Lecture: Solving Trigonometric Equations IV  (Half and multiple angles)

6.2 Numerical Methods in Trigonometry

6.3 Complex Numbers [ Assignment 6d | source ]

   Video Lecture: Introduction to Complex Numbers
   Video Lecture: Complex Number Operations
   Video Lecture: Trigonometric Form of Complex Numbers
   Video Lecture: De Moivre's Theorem
   Video Lecture: Nth Roots of a Complex Number

6.4 Polar Coordinates [ Assignment 6e | source ]

   Video Lecture: Introduction to Polar Coordinates
   Video Lecture: Converting Polar Equations to Rectangular Equations  (sound is bad)
   Video Lecture: Graphing Polar Equations Part I
   Video Lecture: Graphing Polar Equations Part II

*** *** *** [ Sample Exam #4 | source ] *** *** ***

*** Sample Final Exam - coming soon ***

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