For some great visuals in teaching Trigonometry, start with these websites, click on the picture to investigate the webpage:
Math is Fun website- the Unit Circle , This website has many resources for teaching math, by subject. There are also games, puzzles, and worksheets. For all grade levels.
Cool math has explanations for topics from Pre Algebra through Pre Calculus, games are also included.
This is a link to a Wikipedia page, and Lucas VB has created some wonderful physics videos. This one is a dynamic view of the generation of Sine and Cosine waves around the Unit Circle. We can graph distinct values and see that the function repeats values, making it a periodic function but this really makes that point visually.
Another favorite website for engaging activites is Desmos.com, and the activities are for many levels of math and very visual. Below are two that I used during the Trigonometry unit, found by searching Trigonometry in the search bar on the home page. Desmos offers free bundles, activities and games that are engaging and relevant to math topics. Because they are based on the graphing view of functions, it is offers another way to learn without the tedious by-hand work. A big shout out to fellow Cohort 10 member, Joe Madigan, for the suggestion of using bundles on this site. Thank you Joe!
The book below for appealing to the visual learners. Any article on Growth Mindset has great suggestions for how to think in a growing way, and to help others think, as well.
Academic Papers: Hochanadel, Aaron, and Finamore, Dora, (2015). Fixed And Growth Mindset In Education And How Grit Helps Students Persist In The Face Of Adversity. Journal of International Education Research – First Quarter 2015 Volume 11, Number 1. Retrieved from http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1051129.pdf.
Kahoot Game , created with a colleague, as a book review to teach the ideas of the book, by James Paul Gee
Here are 2 of my favorite tools to create videos. I will use these in the classroom more often, now that I am comfortable with how they work. And none of this is possible without my very favorite screen shot tools!