Learn trig functions on this unit circle chart!
Kinesthetic teaching methods can be beneficial for older students with more challenging math topics – including trigonometric functions on the unit circle! Our Unit Circle Hop, complete with trig identities, makes math fun, energetic, and engaging. With this large-scale labeled trig unit circle chart, you can bring movement-based learning to trigonometry lessons!
Our Unit Circle Hop (Trig) floor mat features a unit circle labeled with trig functions from 0° to 360°. The mat also includes Cartesian coordinates along the X and Y axis, with the points (0,1), (-1,0), (0,-1), and (1,0) labeled.
On this trig unit circle chart, you will find the cosine, sine, tangent, secant, cosecant, and cotangent for 0°, 30°, 45°, 60°, 90°, 120°, 135°, 150°, 180°, 210°, 225°, 240°, 270°, 300°, 315°, 330°, and 360°. With its large size, vivid colors, and easy-to-read text, this hop mat is sure to keep your class visually engaged.
At a size of 5ft by 5ft, this mat has ample space for multiple students to interact on it at one time. Promote a collaborative learning environment and make your unit circle trig functions larger than life!
In addition to teaching trigonometric functions, the Unit Circle Hop (Trig) can be used to learn about coterminal angles and to practice conversions between degrees and radians.
Above all, students learn best while they are moving. Physical activity boosts learning comprehension and improves memory retention. Therefore, understanding the unit circle with trig identities will come easier to your students. Check out our activity database to find kinesthetic unit circle activities!
Also available: Unit Circle Hop (without trig functions)
Materials: Our floor mats are made from heavy-duty vinyl. They are easy to clean, durable, and long-lasting. Some teachers have used their mats for over 10 years!
Dimensions: 60 x 60 inches
This mat is also available in a 10ft x 10ft size. This mat size comes in two parts that are held together by Velcro. Please contact us if you would like to order this size.
Includes: Unit circle with common trig identities in degrees and radians, divided into quadrants
Check out our material FAQ page for more information and instructions on caring for your floor mat.
Sample Activity: Hop Through Pi
- Have students begin by standing on 0.
- Students will hop through all of the pi sections while saying aloud what they are hopping on. Have the student hop to the next column and say aloud “pi over 6”.
- They will then continue jumping through saying what sections of pi they landed on.
- Have students jump all the way around the circle until they get back to 0. If a student gets ahead of themselves, have them go back and slow down.
Click here to download trig. function pre- and post-tests for your students!