Publication Date

Spring 2016

Document Type

Project Summary

Degree Name

Master of Science



First Advisor

Dianna Galante, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Chris Tweddle, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Xiaobo She, Ph.D.


The purpose of this project was to help students achieve a better understanding of Trigonometry, in order to better prepare them for future Calculus courses. The project is a tutorial that walks the student through important Trigonometry topics. The topics range from, but are not limited to, finding the measure of an angle to analyzing the graphs of Trigonometric Functions. Each topic allows an opportunity for the student to assess their understanding by working through practice problems and checking their solutions.

At any university, incoming students will have a wide variety of mathematical backgrounds. These students differ in age, in the education they received, and their attitudes towards math. This tutorial was designed to support all students by equipping them with the knowledge they need to succeed.