I am always looking for ways to find artsy activities to use in math class, and this year I found this one that I used in the trigonometry unit of my pre-calculus class. I totally stole it from someone else, and tweaked it a bit, but the kids really enjoyed it, and it helped them see the reference angle relationships better. Plus, we did it right around Christmas, so my room was full of colorful trig ornaments! Our final products looked like this:

Here is the link for the instructions

Enjoy!

I do love me some trig! Thanks for the idea!

ReplyDeleteBut your instructions link doesn't work :(

ReplyDeleteWhen I hit it, it downloads the file as an RTF. I can email it to you?

Deletei remember the moment I really *GOT* the unit circle - it had always been a process, I could work with it, use it - but when I was in college, tutoring a hs student - sitting at their dining room table - it ALL made complete sense to me! I will share this with colleagues!

ReplyDeleteThat's so cool looking! I'm totally sharing it with our pre-calc teachers :) Thanks so much!

ReplyDeleteI love this idea! I always see so many fun, colorful artsy things for other classes, and I'm always looking for more activities for my pre-calc class, so this is perfect. Thanks so much for sharing! (By the way, I got the file to download by saving it first as .rtf and then opening the document.)

ReplyDeleteThanks! I think this might be the first year I teach the unit circle, so I will definitely use this idea!!!

ReplyDeleteI love this! It should stick in the kids' heads way better than just sketching it on plain paper. I will have to use it for my Algebra 2/Trig kids and pass it on to the Pre-calc teachers in my school.

ReplyDeleteThese types of math fun practices helps the kid in their overall development and make them brilliant.

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