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    On Teaching Trigonometry: Angles and the Right Triangle

    Note: Thoughts expressed in this article are solely those of the author(s). Any advice given in this article may not work in all situations.     SUMMARY: We talk about how to start introducing your students to the trigonometry of the right triangle and to remind them of the importance of practice.   By now, many of your students may be all excited about trigonometry. You’ve managed to persuade them that it is worth to put the efforts to comprehend the technicalities that you will explain to them. But you will also need to remind them of the importance of prerequisite knowledge. To effectively communicate the technicalities to your students,…

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    On Teaching Trigonometry: Introduction

    Note: Thoughts expressed in this article are solely those of the author(s). Any advice given in this article may not work in all situations.     This is the first in a series of articles about ways that one could teach trigonometry: On Teaching Trigonometry: Angles and the Right Triangle On Teaching Trigonometry: Trigonometric Functions and the Unit Circle On Teaching Trigonometry: Graphing Trigonometric Functions (Part 1) On Teaching Trigonometry: Graphing Trigonometric Functions (Part 2)   We will not assume a specific setting in which the teaching will take place. So what we will say may be applicable to classroom settings or other settings. Also, we will not necessarily assume…