Looking for the perfect activity to help your students practice the unit circle? Check out these 7 engaging unit circle activities I use with my pre-calculus students during our trigonometry unit. Activities to Learn the Unit Circle Deriving the Unit Circle Foldable Several years ago, I created this deriving the unit circle foldable for my …

# Unit Circle

I created this fill-in-the-blank unit circle chart for my pre-calculus classes to use as they practice constructing the unit circle from memory. Students are given a blank unit circle with the following instructions: Place the degree measure of each angle on the unit circle in the provided circles. Place the radian measure of each angle …

I decided to create a Unit Circle Bingo Game to give my Pre-Calculus students some much-needed practice with evaluating trig functions using the unit circle. Technically, this is more of a game of connect 4 than bingo, but bingo just sounds more fun. So, Unit Circle Bingo it is! Bingo is one of my go-to …

Several years ago, I created this deriving the unit circle foldable for my trigonometry students to work through and glue in their interactive notebooks. I tweeted about the foldable, but the file never made it to my blog. Today, I am remedying that! We started with a review of our special right triangles. First, we …

I created these unit circle magnets to use with my dry erase magnetic unit circle from EAI Education. I plan to use the magnets both as a way to have a large unit circle on the wall of my classroom and for various activities throughout the year. When I share pictures of my magnetic unit …

After years of seeing other teachers share pictures of the unit circle projects their students created, I decided to finally take the plunge. I assigned my trig students the task of creating a visual representation (2d or 3d) of the unit circle in lieu of a semester test in trigonometry. A nice side effect of …

Thursday night, I tweeted about cutting and laminating cards for a leap frog game in trigonometry. I learned about the leap frog game at the OCTM (Oklahoma Council of Teachers of Mathematics) Summer 2016 Workshop. It was at a session titled, “Taking the Practice Out of the Worksheet.” Since, there’s a 99.9% chance you weren’t …

This post about the unit circle paper plate activity is more a reminder for me the next time I teach trig than anything else. I’m teaching statistics again next year, by the way. And, I’m doing INBs with my students instead of using the textbook like my first go at teaching stats. I’m super …

I put together these finding trig ratios using the unit circle notes for my trigonometry students to write in their interactive notebooks. We completed these notes after gluing in a copy of the unit circle and a chart of trig ratios in the first quadrant.

My trigonometry students used our unit circles to fill out this trig ratios in the first quadrant chart. We glued the resulting chart in our interactive notebooks to reference throughout the rest of our unit. I edited the file to pre-type some of the information to make the note-taking process go smoother and faster in …

I titled this unit circle interactive notebook page “Our Trig BFF” since that is how I hope my trigonometry students will feel about the unit circle by the end of our unit. I’m not sure my students just realized how familiar they were going to become with the unit circle! In retrospect, I would have …