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Ch 28: Polar Coordinates: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The Polar Coordinates unit of this High School Trigonometry Homeschool Curriculum course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about polar coordinates. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our High School Trigonometry Homeschool Curriculum course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about polar coordinates. There is no faster or easier way to learn about polar coordinates. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about conic sections and complex numbers in polar form, graphing functions and parametric equations.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a math curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a Polar Coordinates unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Polar Coordinates Unit Objectives:

  • Learn to graph a function with polar coordinates.
  • Convert a complex number to polar form.
  • Evaluate a parametric equation.
  • Convert a parametric form to a rectangular form.
  • Graph a parametric equation.
  • Write a parametric or polar form equation for a conic section.

7 Lessons in Chapter 28: Polar Coordinates: Homeschool Curriculum
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Graphing Functions in Polar Coordinates: Process & Examples

1. Graphing Functions in Polar Coordinates: Process & Examples

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to convert any Cartesian coordinate point into a polar coordinate point. You will also learn how to plot these points.

Complex Numbers in Polar Form: Process & Examples

2. Complex Numbers in Polar Form: Process & Examples

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to convert complex numbers from rectangular form to polar form easily by following the formulas you will see here. You will also learn how to find the power of a complex number.

Evaluating Parametric Equations: Process & Examples

3. Evaluating Parametric Equations: Process & Examples

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to evaluate a parametric equation for any given parameter. Learn the steps involved and what the complete answer looks like.

Converting Between Parametric & Rectangular Forms

4. Converting Between Parametric & Rectangular Forms

There are all kinds of ways of writing equations. Learn about parametric equations in this video lesson. Learn how you can convert between parametric equations and their equivalent rectangular equations.

Graphs of Parametric Equations

5. Graphs of Parametric Equations

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can go about graphing parametric equations. Learn the simplest way to graph parametric equations by eliminating the parameter.

Parametric Equations in Applied Contexts

6. Parametric Equations in Applied Contexts

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can use parametric equations to help you solve real world problems such as the path of a moving object. Learn how to form parametric equations to model the real world.

Conic Sections in Polar & Parametric Forms

7. Conic Sections in Polar & Parametric Forms

After watching this video lesson, you will learn to distinguish between the standard form equations for conic sections, the parametric form equations and the polar form equations.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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