Ch 46: TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Trigonometric Identities

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We can show you how to identify the important aspects of trigonometric identities that you will need to know for the TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12 exam. Use the video lessons and self-assessment quizzes for a solid review before test day.

TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12 Exam: Trigonometric Identities - Chapter Summary

You can use the lessons in this chapter as part of your studying strategy for reviewing trigonometric identities in preparation for the TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12 exam. Study these videos to review:

  • Basic trigonometric identities and alternate forms
  • Pythagorean identities
  • Reciprocal identities
  • Double-angle and half-angle identities
  • Product-to-sum and sum-to-product identities
  • Verifying a trigonometric equation identity
  • Applying the sum and difference identities

Our experienced instructors guide you as you study each concept, presenting them in ways that are clear and concise. After viewing the videos, read over the transcripts to review key terms or take the corresponding quizzes to test your comprehension.

Objectives of the TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Trigonometric Identities Chapter

The TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12 Exam is used to certify teachers as Master Mathematics Teachers. The topics in this Trigonometric Identities chapter can be found in Domain III: Precalculus and Calculus, which comprises 16% of the test. The self-assessment quizzes that follow the video lessons will enable you to check on your mastery of the material and practice answering the kinds of questions you'll see on the test. There are 90 multiple-choice questions and one constructed-response question on the exam.

11 Lessons in Chapter 46: TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Trigonometric Identities
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Trigonometric Identities: Definition & Uses

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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.

Reciprocal Identities: Uses & Applications

5. Reciprocal Identities: Uses & Applications

Trigonometry is full of identities, a set of which are called the reciprocal identities. Watch this video lesson to learn what they are and how you can use them to help you solve problems.

Double-Angle Identities: Uses & Applications

6. Double-Angle Identities: Uses & Applications

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can use the double-angle identities in trigonometry to help you prove and solve more complicated trigonometry problems.

Half-Angle Identities: Uses & Applications

7. Half-Angle Identities: Uses & Applications

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to use half-angle identities to help you simplify your trig problems and also to help you prove other trig statements.

Product-to-Sum Identities: Uses & Applications

8. Product-to-Sum Identities: Uses & Applications

After watching this video lesson, you will know what the four product-to-sum identities are. You will also know how they are used. You will also see two examples of problems.

Sum-to-Product Identities: Uses & Applications

9. Sum-to-Product Identities: Uses & Applications

In this video lesson, you will learn about the four sum-to-product identities for the sine and cosine functions. Learn how to go from the sum or subtraction of two functions to the product of two functions along with the two angles.

Verifying a Trigonometric Equation Identity

10. Verifying a Trigonometric Equation Identity

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can use your basic definitions and identities to help you prove a trigonometric equation identity. Learn what is involved and what to do for a successful answer.

Applying the Sum & Difference Identities

11. Applying the Sum & Difference Identities

Watch this video lesson to learn the six sum and difference identities for the trig functions of sine, cosine, and tangent. Also, learn how you can use them to your advantage when solving tough trig problems.

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