Lesson Plan: Polar Coordinates | Nagwa Lesson Plan: Polar Coordinates | Nagwa

Lesson Plan: Polar Coordinates Mathematics

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to define and plot points given in polar coordinates and convert between the Cartesian and polar coordinates of a point.


Students will be able to

  • describe a point on a graph using polar coordinates,
  • plot a point given its polar coordinates,
  • convert between polar and cartesian coordinates,
  • find the distance between points in polar form.


Students should already be familiar with

  • reading angles in radians and degrees,
  • evaluating simple trigonometric expressions,
  • the pythagorean theorem.


Students will not cover

  • polar equations,
  • converting between polar and cartesian equations.

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