Unit Circle Art!
Finally! I am getting around to this post. I'm actually really proud of the results of this project and I am so sorry that it took so long to get around to!
Last year, I had the kids do a Real World Trig Functions Project where they created a collage of real world pictures featuring the Trig Functions and Solved some Real World Problems. Well, this time around, I had them do those two things as well but this time, I added a part 1, an artistic representation of the Unit Circle!!
The results were great! (See more results below) And I think one of the contributions to this part being so wonderful was the fact that for each part of the project, I had varying due dates which made this rather large project manageable. Each project was due within about a week of one another (typically after we were done learning about the topic for a while - Unit Circle / Shapes of Trigonometric Functions / Solving Trigonometric Equations.
Below are also the instructions/rubric that I gave to the kids. Apparently, they were decent enough instructions because the kids understood what they were doing. Pretty much, they are just check boxes (a concept which I love doing on my instructions and my To Do Lists in my word docs.
Part 1: You are to create an artistic representation of The Unit Circle
¨Using your choice of medium (if you think your medium is not school appropriate or would make Miss Rudolph frown, please get prior consent) ¨Your display should include all the angles in degrees/radians. Please be sure to measure the angles with a protractor to ensure accuracy of your scale representation ¨Also include sine, cosine, and tangent values for EACH degree ¨Fewer points may be given if your object is already a circle or it appears you put forth very little effort. ¨Be creative and have fun! ¨You may receive bonus points for going “above and beyond”
Neat / Organized / Legible Labeling
Creativity / Uniqueness
Evidence of Effort
Total Points: ____ / 30
Oh and here's a pretty awesome