Trigonometry

• Subject: Mathematics
• Audience: High School
• Credits: .5
• Prerequisites:  Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry
• SCED: 02013 G

## Description:

After students complete this one-semester course, they will have an understanding of how trigonometry is used in daily life and how it relates to other mathematical topics. Trigonometry is a very visual course; much of the content is accompanied with graphics and illustrations.

## Iowa Core Skills and Standards:

Linear Relationship and Functions, Slope, Scatter Plots, and Piece Functions, Angles and Angle Measures, Trigonometric Ratios, Right Triangles, the Unit Circle, Graphing Trigonometric Functions, Vectors, Law of Sines, Law of Cosines, Angular and Linear Velocities.

## Required Materials:

Student will need a scientific calculator, or the free app Desmos or Graphmatica app, and the free Geogebra application.  Details will be given during the first week of school.

View a list of required materials and technology for all ILO online courses.

## Major Topics and Concepts:

Unit 1: Introduction to Trigonometry

• Right Triangles
• Trigonometric Ratios and The Unit Circle

Unit 2: Trigonometric Functions

• Graphs of Sine and Cosine
• Graphs of Other Functions
• Simple Transformations of Sinusoids
• General Transformations of Periodic Graphs

Unit 3: Working with Trigonometric Functions

• Inverse Trigonometric Functions
• Solving Trigonometric Equations
• Modeling Harmonic Motion

Unit 4: Trigonometric Identities

• Identities and Proof
• Trigonometric Identities
• Applications of Identities

Unit 5: Applications of Trigonometry

• Law of Cosines
• Law of Sines
• Vectors

Unit 6: Complex Numbers

• Polar Coordinates
• Graphs of Polar Functions
• Polar Form of Complex Numbers
• Arithmetic of Complex Numbers
• Powers and Roots of Complex Numbers