High School Trigonometry: Resources for Students, Teachers and Parents
In the High School Trigonometry Web Guide, you’ll find formulas and graphs, homework help, lesson plans and much more. Break the complex theories of trigonometry into smaller, more understandable units with this informative Web Guide.Educators: Sign up for our education newsletter.
For many high school students, trigonometry is the highest level of math offered—and the most complicated. The student resources for trigonometry in this section can help you find what you need for your homework, along with graphic demonstrations of trigonometry concepts.
- If you’re wondering what role trigonometry plays in the real world, read “Applications of trigonometry,” an article by math professor David Joyce.
- Your graphing calculator is going to be one of your best friends in trig. Texas Instruments (TI) offers the best selection of graphing calculators, but there are also free sites on the Web like Webgraphing.com that perform graphing calculations.
Trigonometry can be one of the most difficult subjects when it comes to engaging students in real-world applications. Use these teaching resources for trigonometry to discover how to make trig both relevant and fun for your students.
- Joining professional organizations offers a wealth of useful content and keeps you up to date on issues in your field. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is one of the best organizations for trigonometry teachers.
- Don’t get fooled into paying for resources. Although some pay sites offer dependable content, you’re just as likely to find great stuff somewhere else. The Web is full of free resources, and we’ll show you where to look.
- We usually avoid recommending sites that are mere directories of links to outside sources. In our Education guides, however, we make exceptions to this rule for lesson plans and student activities to provide you with as much helpful content as possible. Make sure to approach every directory with caution and evaluate the links before using a tool in the classroom.
Your teen will certainly be challenged with a year of trigonometry and, unless you’re an engineer, you probably don’t remember these complicated concepts very well. Parent resources for trigonometry can help you help your child understand trig, whether for a class assignment or standardized test.
- Science organizations including NASA can help you find real-world applications for trigonometry. One great example is NASA’s PUMAS (Practical Uses of Math and Science) site, where you’ll find more than 75 practical uses for math concepts.
- One of the best ways to help your teenager is to ask her teacher what the class is studying and what is coming up next. The other sections of this Web guide will be of particular interest to many parents and can provide ideas for ways to help your child stay on top of current assignments and prepare for new units.
- For many more Web sites that can help you teach trigonometry at home, see our findingDulcinea Homeschooling Web Guide.