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Key Curriculum Press Precalculus: Concepts and Applications Periodic Daily Temperature

Published on 04/19/2005

Activity Overview

Key Curriculum Press Precalculus Exploration 3-1a Periodic Daily Temperature is from Chapter 3: Applications of Trigonometric and Circular Functions. Students will transform the cosine function so that it fits, approximately, data on the average daily temperatures for a city.

Before the Activity

Review the Teacher Resources PDF file.
Make copies of the Student Activity PDF file for your class.

During the Activity

Students will:

  • Transform the cosine function so that it fits, approximately, data on the average daily temperatures for a city.


  • Directions:
  • Distribute the student activity sheets
  • Follow the procedures as outlined
  • After the Activity

    As a class, review student answers, discussing questions that appeared to be more challenging, and re-teaching as needed.