Common Core Mathematical Content Standards:
6.RP Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.
7.RP Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
F-TF Model periodic phenomena with trigonometric functions
Note: Although the mathematics done in this lesson meets 6th and 7th grade standards, the topic and the context of the material discussed is at a higher grade level. Specifically, this lesson involves discussions about trigonometric functions and the integral in calculus.
Grades 6, 7, See note above.