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Procedure:

Step 1.
In groups of 2or 3 students will draw a unit circle on the concrete outside the building using the 5ft string. The
origin of the circle could be placed where the concrete lines intersect. Or students can use the corners of their
paper to guide them in drawing in the x and y axis.

Step 2: Once you have your axis and circle drawn, use your string folded in half to mark the midpoints of each
radius represented by the x and y axis. This represents the coordinates on the axis that represent the (0, 1/2),
(1/2,0) (0,-1/2) (-1/2,0).

Step: 3 From there use the string and the edge of your paper to draw in the perpendicular line through these 1/2
coordinates to the circle. (you will be creating this symbol inside your circle #) Where these 4 lines intersect
the circle will be the terminal points for eight of the common angles we study in the unit circle.

Step 4: Next take your string and start at the origin and create the line that in the diagonal of the squares formed
in side the circle by the perpendicular lines. These diagonals will intercept the circle at the points which
represent the remaining common angles we study in the unit circle.

Step: 5 Student 1 will draw in all the angles that are increments of 60º beginning at 0º going in the
counterclockwise direction . Then all students will label these angles on their paper copy and convert the degree
measure to radians for each angle. (hint: use the pieces of your 'pie" we learned in the video yesterday)

Step 6: Student 2 will draw in all the angles that are increments of 30º beginning at 0º, going in the
counterclockwise direction noting the multiples of 60 are already on the circle. Then all students will label
these angles on their paper copy and convert the degree measure to radians for each angle. (hint: use the pieces
of your 'pie" we learned in the video yesterday)

Step 7: Student 3 will draw in all the angles that are increments of 45º beginning at 0º going in the
counterclockwise direction. Then all students will label these angles on their paper copy and convert the degree
measure to radians for each angle. (hint: use the pieces of your 'pie" we learned in the video yesterday.

At this point you should have all the common angles marked on your circle on the cement as well as on you
paper.
Remember each of the terminal points also have a coordinate value (x,y). And that this x value is represented
by the sine of the angle. And that the y coordinate is represented by the cosine of the angle.
Therefore we can use special right triangles to find the coordinates of each terminal point on our circle by
noting each point is represented as follows ( sin(a), cos(a). Where a is the angle.

Step 8: On your paper use special right triangles to find the coordinates of each of these terminal points on your
unit circle. Therefore finding the sine and cosine of every angle represented by a terminal point.