Regents Recap — June 2016: Still Not a Trig Function
I don’t know exactly why, but fake graphs on Regents exams really offend me. Take a look at this “sine” curve from the June, 2016 Algebra 2 Trig exam.
Looking at this graph makes me uneasy. It’s just so … pointy. Here’s an actual sine graph, courtesy of Desmos.
Now this fake sine curve isn’t nearly as bad as these two half-ellipses put together, but I just don’t understand why we can’t have nice graphs on these exams. It only took me a few minutes to put this together in Desmos. Let’s invest a little time in mathematical fidelity.
- Regents Recaps
- This is Not a Trig Function
- This is Not an Exponential Function
- These are Not Parabolas