Ch 11: Functions for Trigonometry Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Functions for Trigonometry chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the function notation and its usage in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Functions for Trigonometry chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Functions Functions defined, how to identify functions, function notations, a function's domain and range
Tuesday Types of functions Power functions, radical functions, square root functions, cube root functions, equations, graphs
Wednesday Discontinuities Discontinuities as found in functions and graphs
Thursday Piecewise functions Graphing piecewise functions, piecewise functions' domain
Friday Transformations Shifting graphs

9 Lessons in Chapter 11: Functions for Trigonometry Lesson Plans
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What is a Function: Basics and Key Terms

1. What is a Function: Basics and Key Terms

Mapping numbers sounds complex, but we do it when we buy gasoline. We pump gasoline, and the gas station charges us based on the amount of gas that we pump. Learn how this relates to functions while reviewing the basics and notations in this lesson.

Functions: Identification, Notation & Practice Problems

2. Functions: Identification, Notation & Practice Problems

A function is simply a rule that takes one number and turns it into another. But some special conditions must apply for it to be a true mathematical function. Learn about those conditions and how we write functions here!

What Is Domain and Range in a Function?

3. What Is Domain and Range in a Function?

The domain and range are the possible outputs and inputs of a function. In this lesson, learn about what might restrict the domain and how to figure out the domain and range from a graph.

What is a Power Function? - Definition, Equations, Graphs & Examples

4. What is a Power Function? - Definition, Equations, Graphs & Examples

Power functions have many different varieties of graphs. Use this lesson to distinguish the difference between different types of power functions. Test your knowledge with a short quiz after the lesson!

What is a Radical Function? - Definition, Equations & Graphs

5. What is a Radical Function? - Definition, Equations & Graphs

Radical functions operate very differently than regular functions. This lesson covers the definitions, equations, and graphs that you will need to know to be successful with radical functions.

Discontinuities in Functions and Graphs

6. Discontinuities in Functions and Graphs

In this lesson, we talk about the types of discontinuities that you commonly see in functions. In particular, learn how to identify point, jump and asymptotic discontinuities.

How to Graph Piecewise Functions

7. How to Graph Piecewise Functions

Piecewise functions are specific functions that have more than one piece. There is a special trick to graphing these type of functions, which you will learn in this lesson.

How to Find the Domain of Piecewise Functions

8. How to Find the Domain of Piecewise Functions

The domain of any function is all the values that x can be for that function. Piecewise functions are special functions that have different parts with unique rules for each part. This lesson will show you how to find the domain for piecewise functions.

Transformations: How to Shift Graphs on a Plane

9. Transformations: How to Shift Graphs on a Plane

What is a transformation? Well, it's something that transforms one function into another! To see what I mean and how that looks, check out this lesson!

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