Trigonometry

Sines, cosines, and tangents, oh my!

But there’s more: Use Desmos to easily graph inverse trig relations and functions, or to build interactive unit circles and sine wave tracers.

Get started with the video on the right, then dive deeper with the resources and challenges below.

Pro Tips

Desmos Graphing Calculator With Radians And Degree Selection Called Out. Screenshot.

Easily switch between radians and degrees by clicking the wrench icon in the top right of the graph.

Desmos Graphing Calculator With Axis Step Called Out. Pi Entered As Step Value. Screenshot.

Display pi labels on the axes by typing pi for the step of the axis.

 

Supported Trig Functions

Basic Trig Functions:

Function: Type in...
Sine sin( )
Cosine cos( )
Tangent tan( )
Cosecant csc( )
Secant sec( )
Cotangent cot( )

Inverse Trig Functions:

Function: Type in...
Inverse Sine arcsin( )
Inverse Cosine arccos( )
Inverse Tangent arctan( )
Inverse Cosecant arccsc( )
Inverse Secant arcsec( )
Inverse Cotangent arccot( )

Hyperbolic Trig Functions:

Function: Type in...
Hyperbolic Sine sinh( )
Hyperbolic Cosine cosh( )
Hyperbolic Tangent tanh( )
Hyperbolic Cosecant csch( )
Hyperbolic Secant sech( )
Hyperbolic Cotangent coth( )

 

Trigonometry in Action

"The best way to learn is to do." – Paul Halmos

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Graphing Challenges

Stretch your trigonometry skills with Graphing Challenges.

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Example Graphs

Learn more about trigonometry by exploring our Example Graphs.

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