# Conic Sections Teacher Resources

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#### Conics

In this conic sections learning exercise, 11th graders solve and complete 16 different types of equations. First, they find the equation of the conic that has a given focus and directrix. Then, students convert each given polynomial to...

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#### Classifying Conic Sections

In this conic section worksheet, students classify 8 conic sections. They write the standard form of 8 conic sections. Students sketch the graph of six shapes. For the graphs, students are directed to find either vertex and focus, or...

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#### Conic Sections Crossword Puzzle

In this conic sections worksheet, students describe conic sections and work conic sections with the given formula. They place their answers in the crossword puzzle provided. This puzzle contains 12 problems. Answers are provided on the...

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#### Eccentricity of Conic Sections

For this conic sections worksheet, 11th graders solve and complete 26 various types of problems. First, they identify the eccentricity of each equation shown. Then, students use the information provided to write the standard form...

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#### Foci of a Hyperbola

In this video, Sal defines the vertex and the foci of a hyperbola, and shows how to locate both. By comparing the hyperbola to an ellipse throughout the video, the listener sees the similarities between these two conic sections. This...

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#### Foci of a Hyperbola

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#### Parametric Equations 3

Following his intuitive manner, Sal considers another set of parametric equations. This time, he looks at two equations using trigonometric functions and using one of the basic trigonometric identities, removes the parameter from the...

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#### Conic Flyer

Graphing conics made easy. Individuals use an interactive to graph conic sections. The app can handle circles, vertical and horizontal parabolas, ellipses, and vertical and horizontal hyperbolas.

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#### Introduction to Conic Sections

Learners slice cones and identify the different conics formed. They then derive the formula to solve problems involving cones. Pull out the TI calculators to visualize the slicing and the different parts and properties created.

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#### Circles and Other Conics

Through a variety of hands-on activities and physical scenarios, this far-reaching unit leads learners through an exceptionally thorough exploration of circles and parabolas as conic sections. Geometric construction techniques are used...

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#### Parabolas: Invisible Graph

Envision the function as the point swings. Given a point connected to another point and a line, pupils trace through an invisible graph. Learners identify the name of the given point and the line and determine the type of conic section...

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#### How to Find the Center and Radius of a Circle

Working with conic sections is algebraically intense. Use this video to remind learners of the process of writing a conic in standard form to aid in finding its key features. It explains the steps to writing a circle equation in standard...

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#### Parabola

Students complete a worksheet and explore the parabola conic section during a web based activitiy. They answer questions based on their work as they make changes in the features of the parabola.

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#### College Level Study Guide

In this study guide worksheet, students examine and complete questions that are similar to the college Accuplacer College Level Math test. This worksheet includes, but is not limited to, factoring and expanding polynomials, simplifying...

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#### Conic Sections

Learners, while using a graphing calculator, graph systems of conic sections as well as identify their solutions. They complete various word problems dealing with conic sections with their calculators. In addition, students sketch graphs...

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#### Conic Sections and Nonlinear Systems of Equations

In this conic sections and nonlinear equations worksheet, students solve 25 multiple choice problems. The worksheet is a review of the conic sections and nonlinear systems chapter of an intermediate algebra course, so the topics vary...

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#### Conics in Geometry

High schoolers analyze characteristics and properties of two and three-dimensional shapes in this geometry lesson plan. They follow detailed directions to use the Cabri Geometry II Application on their TI-89 calculator to construct a...

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#### ART PROJECT

Eighth graders, after researching the properties of graphs of conic sections, absolute value and inverse relations, make a drawing of precise functions and relations from a specified list of equations. The final design should analyze the...

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#### Conic Sections

Students investigate conics as it applies to life. In this algebra lesson, students solve problems with hyperbola, circles, ellipses and parabola. In this conic section, students identify directrix and focus, along with the vertex and...

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#### You Can Cut It – Grade 11

Eleventh graders explore cross-sections of solids. In this Algebra II instructional activity, a hands-on approach provides the opportunity for students to be actively involved in exploring conic sections. This approach accommodates...

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#### Cross Sections

Young visual learners explore different cross sections of 3-dimensional objects. First, cross sections of cubes are explored by using an interactive flash activity. This is then extended by looking at cross sections of spheres,...

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#### Foci of an Ellipse

The foci of an ellipse are explored in this video. First, foci are shown as the two points on the major axis such that the sum of the distance from a point on the ellipse and the foci points is the same as the distance from any point on...

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#### Proof: Hyperbola Foci

In a video that is quite involved, algebraically, Sal proves that the distance of the foci from the center of a hyperbola is the square root of a2+b2. Since the algebra shown here is challenging, this video might be appropriate as an...

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