Education Technology

Investigating Sine Graphs

Published on 11/04/2005

Activity Overview

In this one or two day lesson, students will review general knowledge of the sine graph using a LearningCheck™ quiz, generate a graph based on given parameters, and create a sinusoidal model using data extracted from the Web.

Before the Activity

Students should already be familiar with the concepts of amplitude, period, and phase shift.

During the Activity

Use the LearningCheck file to begin class. Follow the information in the Teacher handout (Investigating the Sine Curve - teacher pages). The other two PDFs are for the students.

After the Activity

Review student results:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary