Sketch cosine graphs to model contextual situations and identify features of cosine graphs.
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Graphed above is a sine function, which measures the height of the point. What if, instead, a function measured the horizontal distance from the y-axis? Sketch what that function might look like.
Show the first video of Ferris Wheel by Dan Meyer.
What would the graph look like if you graphed horizontal distance rather than vertical distance? At what point on the cosine graph will riders get on and off?
Ferris Wheel by Dan Meyer is made available on 101Questions under the CC BY 3.0 license. Accessed Feb. 26, 2018, 10:38 a.m..
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The following resources include problems and activities aligned to the objective of the lesson that can be used to create your own problem set.
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Zeke Memorial Park has two different-sized Ferris wheels, one with a radius of 75 feet and one with a radius of 30 feet. For either wheel, riders board at the 3 o’clock position. Distances are measured from the center of the wheel, and rotations are measured in degrees.
For each of the letters (a)–(d), answer the following questions:
Algebra II > Module 2 > Topic A > Lesson 2 of the New York State Common Core Mathematics Curriculum from EngageNY and Great Minds. © 2015 Great Minds. Licensed by EngageNY of the New York State Education Department under the CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US license. Accessed Dec. 2, 2016, 5:15 p.m..
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