# Unit Circle 1-1

```Unit Circle: Intro &amp; Review
DATE:
1/24
CLASS PERIOD:
PreCalc
UNIT:
U.C.-1
LESSON OBJECTIVES:
Students will review vocabulary related to Trig and the Unit Circle, rules for radicals in the
denominator, and trig ratios (Soh-Cah-Toa). Students will also derive side lengths of special right
triangles in HW. This lesson corresponds with Common Core State Standards-Geometry-SRTDefine trigonometric ratios and solve problems involving right triangles (6-8).
MATERIALS
Pre-test; note cards for card sort; notes for
differentiated learners.
EVALUATION
Results of Card Sort; observations during work
time. Worksheet collected the next day.
REVIEW
Vocab; rationalization; soh-cah-toa
HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS
Worksheet 1-1.
ACTIVITIES TO EXTEND UNDERSTANDING AND/OR RELATED TOPICS
Last few problems on worksheet are Special Right Triangles.
Schedule
Pre-test (10’)
Opening (10’)
Review (5’)
Soh-Cah-Toa (7’)
Work Time (13’)
Activities
Give pre-test as required by GTEP.
Card Sort with vocab from Trig &amp; U.C. Take time to go over each term.
Reminders on rationalization and leaving answers in precise (non-decimal)
terms.
Review Soh-Cah-Toa and work some simple ratio examples.
Worksheet with radical problems, soh-cah-toa problems, and special right
triangles.
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Name _____________________
Unit Circle 1-1 Worksheet
1. Rationalize the following fractions.
a.
2
b.
√3
2
√2
c.
17
d.
√5
2
√4
2. Find sin, cos, and tan. Leave answers in reduced fraction form.
α
sin α =
cos α =
tan α =
13
5
sin β =
cos β =
tan β =
β
12
3. Find 𝑥 in the following triangles.
a.
b.
30
45
𝑥
2
𝑥
1
60
1
45
1
c.
d.
45
30
𝑥
𝑥
1
1
60
45
𝑥
.5
Unit Circle Lesson 1-1 Notes
Vocabulary &amp; Review
Definitions
 Angle. Given two lines that intersect, the amount of rotation around the
point of intersection required for one line to meet the other.
 Arc. A portion of the circumference of a circle.
 Circle. The set of points in plane that are the same distance from a given
point.
 Circumference. The perimeter of a circle.
 Hypotenuse. The longest side in a right triangle; the side opposite the right
angle.
 Radius. The distance from the center of a circle to its perimeter.
Rationalization of Fractions
In most branches of math, it is considered improper to leave a square root on the
bottom of a fraction. So we must practice what is called “rationalizing” the
fraction to keep whole numbers in the denominator. Write some examples from
the board in the space below, but here is one to get you started.
1 √2 √2
∗
=
2
√2 √2
In Trigonometry (which is the topic of this unit), answers often have  or a
square root in them. Instead of using calculators to get decimal approximations,
.707…).
𝜋
2
√2
2