Trigonometry (High School Edition)

  • AUTHORS: Charles P. McKeague; Mark Turner
  • ISBN-13: 9781133588177 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 592 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 7th Edition
  • ©2013     Published
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About The Product

Gain a solid understanding of the principles of trigonometry and how these concepts apply to real life with McKeague/Turner's TRIGONOMETRY. This book's proven approach presents contemporary concepts in brief, manageable sections using current, detailed examples and interesting applications. Captivating illustrations drawn from Lance Armstrong's cycling success, the Ferris wheel, and even the human cannonball show trigonometry in action. Unique Historical Vignettes offer a fascinating glimpse at how many of the central ideas in trigonometry began.


  • A simplified, step-by-step approach to graphing introduces the sine and cosine functions first to make graphing as accessible as possible for your students. A step-by-step framing approach simplifies the graphing process throughout Chapter 4.
  • Captivating themes throughout the text highlight trigonometry concepts in action with illustrations such as the human cannonball, cycling, the Ferris wheel, sports, navigation systems, and cable cars. These intriguing themes, clearly marked with icons in the examples and problem sets, help students correlate one lesson with another throughout the course.
  • Enhanced WebAssign®: This revision is accompanied by a significant increase in the number of exercises that are included within Enhanced WebAssign®. All of the odd problems in each problem set, and in some cases a number of even problems, are now available in electronic form. This proven homework system is enhanced to include links to textbook sections, video examples, and problem-specific tutorials that clarify learning.
  • Additional unique Historical Vignettes in this edition intrigue students by providing background on the ways in which many of the central ideas in trigonometry originated.
  • Numerous interesting application problems in the book's problem sets help motivate students and stimulate their interest in trigonometry as they see how the concepts they've learned apply to everyday life.
  • Examples and exercises in the first three chapters provide a deeper understanding of the domain and range of trigonometric functions, right triangle trigonometry, and circular functions.
  • Special Getting Ready for Class sections, located before each problem set, help students thoroughly prepare for your upcoming class with exercises that require students to read the preceding section and write responses.
  • Review problems within every problem set after Chapter 1 keep important topics in front of students and make reviewing part of their daily activities.
  • Optional Graphing Calculator Exercises, clearly marked with a special icon, offer you the flexibility of including or omitting this coverage in your course, without interrupting the flow of concept presentation.
  • Appendix A provides a complete review of functions and inverse functions. This helpful review can be done in class, assigned as homework, or used as a self-study for those students who need it. This allows you to tailor the review to your students' needs.
  • Group Projects at the end of each chapter involve interesting problems or applications that relate to or extend the ideas introduced within the chapter. Projects emphasize how mathematics connect with other disciplines or illustrate real-life situations that use the principles of trigonometry. You can use projects with small student groups or assign them to individual students who need additional challenges.
  • Research Projects at the end of each chapter require students to investigate an historical topic or person that is connected to the chapter's material. These projects promote an appreciation for the rich history behind trigonometry.

About the Contributor

  • Charles P. McKeague

    Charles P. "Pat" McKeague earned his B.A. in Mathematics from California State University, Northridge, and his M.S. in Mathematics from Brigham Young University. A well-known author and respected educator, he is a full-time writer and a part-time instructor at Cuesta College. He has published twelve textbooks in mathematics covering a range of topics from basic mathematics to trigonometry. An active member of the mathematics community, Professor McKeague is a popular speaker at regional conferences, including the California Mathematics Council for Community Colleges, the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Texas Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, the New Mexico Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges, and the National Association for Developmental Education. He is a member of the American Mathematics Association for Two-Year Colleges, the Mathematics Association of America, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the California Mathematics Council for Community Colleges.

  • Mark Turner

    Mark D. Turner earned his B.A. in Mathematics from California State University, Fullerton. Professor Turner worked in the aerospace industry for two years with the Systems Modeling and Analysis group at The Aerospace Corporation before completing his graduate work at California Polytechnic State University, where he earned his M.S. in Mathematics and Secondary Teaching Credential. Turner is a full-time instructor at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, California. He has been a leading influence in the use of graphing calculator and multimedia technology in the classroom, as well as a leading innovator in instructional website design at his institution. Mark has also created educational materials through his own company, Turner Educational Publishing, including a series of Web-based tutorials on the use of the TI-83 graphing calculator. He is a member of the American Mathematics Association for Two-Year Colleges and the California Mathematics Council for Community Colleges, and is a frequent speaker at annual conferences. Professor Turner has received the CMC3 Award for Teaching Excellence.

Table of Contents

1. The Six Trigonometric Functions
2. Right Angle Trigonometry
3. Radian Measure
4. Graphing and Inverse Functions
5. Identities and Formulas
6. Equations
7. Triangles
8. Complex Numbers and Polar Coordinates

New to this Edition

  • Student Learning Objectives: Each section begins with a list of student learning objectives that describe the specific, measurable knowledge and skills that students are expected to achieve. Learning objectives help the student to identify and focus on the important concepts in each section and increase the likelihood of their success by having established and clear goals. For instructors, learning objectives can help in organizing class lessons and learning activities and in creating student assessments.
  • Learning Objectives Assessments: Multiple choice questions have been added at the end of every problem set, and are designed to be used in class or outside of class to assess student learning. Each question directly corresponds to one of the student learning objectives for that section. Answers to these questions are not available to students, but are provided for instructors in the Annotated Instructor's Edition and Instructor's Solutions Manual. These problems can be especially useful for schools and institutions required to provide documentation and data relating to assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Matched Practice Problems: In every section of this book, each example is now paired with a matched practice problem that is similar to the example. These problems give students an opportunity to practice what they have just learned before moving on to the next example. Instructors may want to use them as in-class examples or to provide guided practice activities in class. Answers are given in the answers section in the back of the book.
  • Concepts and Vocabulary: Each problem set begins with a new set of questions that focus on grasping the main ideas and understanding the vocabulary/terminology presented in that particular section. Most of these questions are short-answer, but in some cases also include matching or other formats.
  • Cumulative Tests: To help students review previous learning and better retain information, three cumulative tests have been added to the book. These are similar to the chapter tests, except that the questions pertain to all of the sections in the book up to that point. The Cumulative Tests are good resources for students studying for a midterm exam or final exam. Answers to both odd and even problems for cumulative tests are given in the back of the book.
  • New Exercises and Applications: New exercises and applications have been added in some sections to help students gain a better grasp of key concepts and to help motivate students and stimulate their interest in trigonometry.


Teacher Components

  • Student Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111989761 | ISBN-13: 9781111989767)
    Contains fully worked-out solutions to all of the odd-numbered exercises in the text, giving students a way to check their answers and ensure that they took the correct steps to arrive at an answer.
    Price = 87.25

Student Supplements

  • Student Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111989761 | ISBN-13: 9781111989767)
    Go beyond the answers--see what it takes to get there and improve your grade! This manual provides worked-out, step-by-step solutions to the odd-numbered problems in the text. This gives you the information you need to truly understand how these problems are solved.
    Price = 87.25