This Webquest is intended for advanced mathematics students in a trigonometry course who enjoy learning independently. The resources provided within it are written at a challenging and sophisticated level and may require assistance with comprehension and interpretation. I plan to use this Webquest as extra credit rather than something required. Though I will be available before and after school to assist students and to make computers available to them, we do not have the time in our curriculum to address content that goes beyond the standards for our PreCalculus course.
The primary focus of the Webquest are the Process Standards of the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics and the Mathematical Standards for Practice of the Common Core Curriculum.
You may have to be a member of NCTM to access this webpage. The five general process standards are:
This Webquest also seeks to address the Common Core Content Area Literacy Standards for Science and Technical Subjects. A few that are addressed are:
- Cite specific textual evidence.
- Trace a text's explanation of a complex concept.
- Translate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text into visual form.
- Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to manage the complexity of the topic and convey a style appropriate to the discipline and context as well as to the expertise of likely readers.
Another set of standards that are addressed are the NETS Standards for Students from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).
- Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
- Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
- Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.