Ch 32: FTCE Math: Trigonometry

About This Chapter

Find out how the chapter's trigonometry videos and quizzes can help you prepare for the FTCE Math exam. This chapter will outline the lessons topics and objectives in a manner that is easy to understand.

FTCE Math: Trigonometry- Chapter Summary

The trigonometry section of the FTCE Math exam will test your ability to recognize trigonometric functions and theorems. These video lessons and quizzes cover a variety of topics to help you prepare for the exam, including:

  • Sine and cosine
  • Pythagorean theorem
  • Cotangent, secant and cosecant
  • Trigonometric ratios
  • Unit circles
  • Special angles
  • Law of sines
  • Law of cosines
  • Solving trigonometric equations
  • Inverse trigonometric functions
  • Trigonometric identities
  • Pythagorean identities

Our expert instructors have detailed all of the important information you will need to know to pass the trigonometry section of the FTCE Math exam. Between the video lesson, multiple-choice questions, lesson transcripts and chapter test, you will be fully prepared to take the FTCE Math exam. You can access all of these resources on a computer or a mobile device, whatever is convenient for you.

15 Lessons in Chapter 32: FTCE Math: Trigonometry
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Trigonometry: Sine and Cosine

1. Trigonometry: Sine and Cosine

Learn an easy trick to help you solve trigonometry problems, including problems with sine, cosine and inverse trig functions. At the end of this lesson, you'll know what SohCahToa means and how to use it.

Trigonometry and the Pythagorean Theorem

2. Trigonometry and the Pythagorean Theorem

Explore how the Pythagorean Theorem can be used in conjunction with trigonometric functions. In this lesson, take an inverse trigonometric function, and define all three sides of a right triangle.

Other Trigonometric Functions: Cotangent, Secant & Cosecant

3. Other Trigonometric Functions: Cotangent, Secant & Cosecant

After watching this video lesson, you will understand how the trigonometric functions cotangent, secant, and cosecant are related to the sine, cosine, and tangent functions.

Trigonometric Ratios and Similarity

4. Trigonometric Ratios and Similarity

Where do terms like sine, cosine and tangent come from? In this lesson, we'll learn about how similarity with right triangles leads to trigonometric ratios.

Using Unit Circles to Relate Right Triangles to Sine & Cosine

5. Using Unit Circles to Relate Right Triangles to Sine & Cosine

The unit circle is a helpful tool for understanding trigonometric concepts. In this lesson, we'll look at right triangles on the unit circle to better grasp sine and cosine.

Trigonometric Function Values of Special Angles

6. Trigonometric Function Values of Special Angles

After watching this video lesson, you will better understand the six trigonometric functions. You will also know what special angles there are and what the trigonometric values for these special angles are.

Law of Sines: Definition and Application

7. Law of Sines: Definition and Application

Don't get stuck trying to find missing sides or angles in a triangle. Use the Law of Sines to rescue you from any perilous triangle in which you have just a few pieces of information.

Law of Cosines: Definition and Application

8. Law of Cosines: Definition and Application

In this lesson, we'll learn how to solve problems involving three sides and one angle in a triangle. The Law of Cosines, a modification of the Pythagorean Theorem, will save the day.

How to Solve Trigonometric Equations for X

9. How to Solve Trigonometric Equations for X

Adding trigonometric functions into standard algebra equations adds complexity. Learn how to solve trigonometric equations for x and how to use inverse operations to simplify equations.

Solve Trigonometric Equations with Identities & Inverses

10. Solve Trigonometric Equations with Identities & Inverses

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to solve trigonometric equations by making use of trigonometric identities and inverses. Learn the steps to take to get to your solution.

Properties of Inverse Trigonometric Functions

11. Properties of Inverse Trigonometric Functions

After watching this video lesson, you will understand why our inverse trigonometric functions have a limited range. Learn what this does. Also learn the notation for these functions.

Trigonometric Identities: Definition & Uses

12. Trigonometric Identities: Definition & Uses

After watching this video lesson, you will understand what a trigonometric identity is. You will also know the different kinds of identities you will come across.

List of the Basic Trig Identities

13. List of the Basic Trig Identities

There are specific trig functions that have very special and very simple relationships with each other. Learn the main one and how you can use it to understand the others.

Alternate Forms of Trigonometric Identities

14. Alternate Forms of Trigonometric Identities

After watching this video lesson, you will know some of the alternate forms of the basic trigonometric identities. You will also learn how to use these alternate forms.

Pythagorean Identities: Uses & Applications

15. Pythagorean Identities: Uses & Applications

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to spot the Pythagorean identities when you see them. You will also learn how these identities can help you solve more complicated trig problems.

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