ERIC Number: EJ1018191
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Reference Count: 6
Landers, Mara G.
Mathematics Teacher, v106 n8 p592-598 Apr 2013
In this article, the author describes the development and implementation of a measurement-based group activity designed to support students in understanding the connection between angle magnitude and the shape of the sine function. She explains that the benefit of this activity is that it allows students to build their trigonometric knowledge actively through a hands-on experience. She closes the article by stating: "If we want students to develop deep understanding of functions in general and trigonometric functions in particular, then this type of activity should be an essential part of the curriculum."
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Trigonometry, Mathematical Concepts, Experiential Learning, Concept Formation, Measurement, College Mathematics, Community Colleges, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods, Group Activities
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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