Friday, February 21, 2014
Trigonometry Online Course
To register, click here: Homeschool Connections Registration
Introduction to Trigonometry
Dates: Mondays, May 5 to June 9, 2014
Time: 4:00 pm Eastern (3:00 Central; 2:00 Mountain; 1:00 Pacific)
Number of classes: 6
Prerequisites: Algebra 2
Suggested high school credit: 1/2 semester Math
Instructor: Jean Hoeft, MS
Course description: This course will polish students' Algebra 2 skills and prepare them for Pre-calculus / Advanced Mathematics. We will study the trigonometric functions and their inverses, polar and rectangular coordinates, the calculations of a triangle, vectors and more. Students are expected to do homework sets which are provided free by the instructor. There is no text book necessary, reference tables and notes will be provided. Students will have a working knowledge of trigonometric functions and their properties at the conclusion of the course.
Course materials: None, all course materials provided Free by the instructor.
Topics covered: Trigonometric functions, changing degrees to radians, recriprocal identities, arc lengths, writing the equations of sine and cosine functions of sinusoid graphs, graphs of secant and cosecant, simplifying trig identities, solving equations involving trigonometric identities, reference triangles, solving triangles for their angles and side lengths, and complex numbers with the complex coordinate plane.
Homework: Students should expect to spend 3-4 hours on homework a week to complete the assigned work.
Fee: $75 for all 6 classes
Equipment requirements: Students are required to have high-speed internet and a headset with microphone.
Misc: Mrs. Hoeft will be available via email in between classes for questions and comments. Recordings of classes are provided to students within 24 hours and available for 6 months. Homeschool Connections does not provide record keeping services.