VIDEO | Trigonometry and Comics Join Forces in Grade 10

October 06, 2021

When you think of comics, most people probably think of Marvel or DC, not trigonometry. Grade 10 Extended Maths students may think differently about comics after a trigonometry unit in Dr Mehra’s class. Watch the video below to hear the students explain why.


As part of the assignment, students were asked to create a comic strip that involved a storyline using mathematical problems with trigonometry. Students needed to include the following: 

  • A storyline with a title.
  • At least 5 strips.
  • Three different trigonometric problems (sine, cosine, or tangent) with correct solutions (at least one with finding an angle).
  • Coloured and creative animations either hand-drawn or computer-generated.


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