Inquiring into the Unit Circle, Part I

I’ve really enjoyed teaching this last unit in my Grade 10 math class on trigonometry and the unit circle.  We’re finally moving away from SOHCAHTOA and into the real magic of trig.  That place where the kids finally say “Whoa–this IS cool!”  So many interesting connections there, and the best thing is that the kids really can figure much of this out on their own. I’ve been teaching flipped-lesson style for about three years now.  By now, we all know how this goes: kids watch videos at home and work on problem sets in class.  It’s supposed to lead to … Continue reading Inquiring into the Unit Circle, Part I