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Ch 32: MTEL Middle School Mathematics: Trigonometric Graphs

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As part of your review for the MTEL Middle School Mathematics exam, this chapter will review trigonometric graphs. Use these lessons to help you improve your abilities graphing, transforming and interpreting graphs of sign, cosine, and tangent functions.

MTEL Middle School Mathematics: Trigonometric Graphs - Chapter Summary

These lesson videos have been composed to help you improve your understanding and skills graphing trigonometric functions and then using those graphs to solve trigonometric equations and determine trigonometric identities before taking the MTEL Middle School Mathematics exam. These lessons are taught by our expert instructors and are mobile device compatible so that you may have an effect and versatile way to review how to:

  • Graph sine, cosine and transformations of sine and cosine
  • Identify the amplitudes, periods, phase shifts and vertical shifts of tangent functions
  • Graph cosecant, secant and cotangent functions
  • Use graphs to determine trigonometric identities
  • Solve trigonometric equations using graphs

To improve your retention of the information presented in these lessons, read the transcripts that accompany the videos. Then assess your understanding of the material by taking the quizzes. These short assessments will help you discover the topics you don't understand and provide you with video tags you can use to return to and review the parts of the lessons that explain them. If you have any questions, be sure to send them to our instructors via the help tab.

6 Lessons in Chapter 32: MTEL Middle School Mathematics: Trigonometric Graphs
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Graphing Sine and Cosine

1. Graphing Sine and Cosine

Sine and cosine aren't just for triangles; they can also be waves. See them graphed on the unit circle and then learn how that translates into the sine and cosine waves.

Graphing Sine and Cosine Transformations

2. 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.

Graphing the Tangent Function: Amplitude, Period, Phase Shift & Vertical Shift

3. Graphing the Tangent Function: Amplitude, Period, Phase Shift & Vertical Shift

Take a look at how the graph of a tangent function and how we can transform it by making a few small changes to its equation. This video shows how to graph the original function and explains its transformations.

Graphing the Cosecant, Secant & Cotangent Functions

4. Graphing the Cosecant, Secant & Cotangent Functions

After watching this video lesson, you will learn what the graphs of the cosecant, secant, and cotangent trigonometric functions look like. You will also learn how to see if these graphs are shifted or transformed.

Using Graphs to Determine Trigonometric Identity

5. Using Graphs to Determine Trigonometric Identity

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to use graphs to determine whether an equation is a trigonometric identity or not. Learn what you need to look for to determine this.

Solving a Trigonometric Equation Graphically

6. Solving a Trigonometric Equation Graphically

How can you show someone that you have the right answer? This video lesson will show you how you can do this for a trigonometric equation. Learn what you need to watch for and how to get your answers.

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