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In Search of Toronto's Length of Daylight Hours Equation

Published on 05/02/2006

Activity Overview

Students will construct a scatterplot in TI-Navigator™ and through teacher guidance will find the parameters for y = Asin(B(x-C))+D.

Before the Activity

Students will be fully familiar with trigonometric function graphing and their transformations.

During the Activity

See attached PowerPoint presentation for detailed instructions.

After the Activity

Review student answers:

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