Algebra II: Model Sound Waves

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Sounds like a good resource to use. Future mathematicians and musicians use trigonometric functions to investigate music-related themes. These include pitch, frequency, loudness, acoustic beats, and constructive/destructive interference.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Collaborate with a music teacher and/or physics teacher for a cross-curricular lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners should have experience with graphing and analyzing trigonometric functions
  • Note that the task touches upon physics concepts, such as constructive and destructive interference
  • Lists some discussion questions to use with pupils
  • Graphs are well drawn and easy to read
  • None
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