Author:
VIJAYALAKSHMI SANKARAN
Subject:
Mathematics, Math 3, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
High School
Tags:
  • Amplitude
  • Period
  • Periodic Functions
  • Vertical Shift
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Interactive

    Education Standards

    Graphing Trig Functions

    Graphing Trig Functions

    Overview

    This is an exploration activity for students to visually see the graph of trig functions and understand about sin and cos functions and understand the concept of amplitude.

    Section 2 of this activity allows students to explore the period and vertical shift in trig functions.

    Amplitude of Periodic Functions

    In this desmos exploration, students go through a series of directed activities to deduce their own conclusions about periodic functions.  A teacher may add a an activity code from their own teacher account and view student answers and use them for discussion in class.

    Period and Vertical Shift

    In this activity, students will explore the period and the vertical shifts in trig functions and answer a few questions that can help the teacher guide the class discussion.