Ch 21: Michigan Merit Exam - Math: Trigonometric Functions

About This Chapter

Everything you need to know about trigonometric functions for the math section of the Michigan Merit Exam is here! This chapter includes interesting and concise video lessons and quizzes that will help you to answer questions like the ones you will see on your exam.

Michigan Merit Exam- Math: Trigonometric Functions - Chapter Summary

This chapter's fun and engaging video lessons can refresh your memory about how to graph cosine transformations and memorize a unit circle. Take our quizzes to see if you understand radians and degrees. This chapter's mixture of video lessons and quizzes will help you learn or remember the following:

  • Memorization of the first quadrant of a unit circle
  • Unit circles, right triangles, sine and cosine
  • Conversion from radians to degrees
  • Secant, cosecant, and cotangent
  • Sine and cosine transformations

You can access the explanations in the video lessons of the correct answers to the quizzes by clicking the 'Watch Answer' buttons. Entire lesson transcripts are provided if you would like to read through them. The bold printed keywords will make you aware of the terms on which you need to focus.

Michigan Merit Exam - Math: Trigonometric Functions Objectives

This chapter of study materials links to the Algebra and Functions section of the math Michigan Merit Exam. It is one part of the four-part section which contains 25 multiple-choice questions. The exam may contain questions that ask you to identify the connection between radians and degrees, and find the answers for sine and cosine problems.

6 Lessons in Chapter 21: Michigan Merit Exam - Math: Trigonometric Functions
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Unit Circle: Memorizing the First Quadrant

1. Unit Circle: Memorizing the First Quadrant

Memorizing the unit circle can be a daunting task, but this lesson will show you a pattern to help you memorize the points, degree measures, and radian measures for the entire first quadrant.

Using Unit Circles to Relate Right Triangles to Sine & Cosine

2. 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.

Converting Between Radians and Degrees

3. Converting Between Radians and Degrees

Angles can be measured in degrees or radians. This lesson will explore the difference and provide you with a simple calculation that can be used to convert degrees into radians and radians into degrees.

Trigonometry: Sine and Cosine

4. 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.

Other Trigonometric Functions: Cotangent, Secant & Cosecant

5. 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.

Graphing Sine and Cosine Transformations

6. Graphing Sine and Cosine Transformations

What happens when we take the sine and cosine wave and transform them? They get bigger, smaller, faster and slower. Find out how in this lesson on sine and cosine wave transformations.

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