Students Learn Why They Study Trig

The Trigonometry Explorer helps answer the question: Why study Trigonometry? The software enriches users' understanding of how science and social studies integrates with trigonometry. The CD allows students to see vivid real-world applications, view a high-quality animation of a concept, manipulate angles and objects, hear explanations, receive interactive feedback and explore ideas. Parallax, measuring the earth's circumference, experimenting with sound and designing bridges are just a few of the real life applications explored. The software runs on both Windows and Macintosh platforms and will link to the Internet. Cognitive Technologies Corp., Chevy Chase, MD, (301) 907-3955,

This article originally appeared in the 10/01/1996 issue of THE Journal.