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Trigonometry Yoga

Which is bigger, the sine of 40\(^{\circ}\) or the sine of 50\(^{\circ}\)?

This is a great trigonometry assessment question.   Unfortunately, virtually none of my college students who haven’t used trig for a while can answer it (without a calculator).   For a lot of students, trig is one of those subjects that just didn’t stick very well.

So, we start trig functions all over, but this time with circle definitions and some “trigonometry yoga” (no trademark; I made up the name when I was thinking of a title for this post).