Conic Sections Teacher Resources

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Review Sheets: Trigonometry

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Review guide, practice test, homework packet? Yes, yes, and yes as it's all possible with a wonderful trigonometry packet. Every type of problem is there, starting from the unit circle and ending with conic sections. 
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Ellipses and Kepler's First Law

For Teachers 11th - 12th
The class examines graphs in the form r = F(¿¿) in polar coordinates (r, ¿¿), in particular with the circle, ellipse and other conic sections. They determine the nature of an ellipse by studying the role of the semimajor axis and...
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What is an Ellipse?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
This video answers the question, �What is an ellipse?� It gives a definition of an ellipse, shows the ellipses relation of a plane to a cone, and the names of different parts of the ellipse.
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Standard Conic Section

For Students Pre-K - Higher Ed
For this precalculus worksheet, students put the equations in standard form and solve the problems focusing upon finding the conic sections for the two questions.
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Graphs and Equations of Conic Sections Practice Test

For Students 10th - 12th
In this conic section learning exercise, students complete a thirty-one question practice test containing matching and problem solving conic equation and conic graph problems.  The solutions are provided.
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Graphing Equations in Space

For Students 10th - 12th
In this equations in two/three-dimensional space worksheet, students practice solving equations involving two/three-dimensional space configurations and finding the center and radius of spheres in twenty-six equations and two word problems.
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As The World Curves

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students partisipate in a web scavenger hunt on an introductory instructional activity for conic sections. They become familiar with general forms of the equations, what they look like, and how they are used in the real-world.
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Sorting Equations of Circles 1

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Round and round we go. Learners first complete a task on writing equations of circles. They then take part in a collaborative activity categorizing a set of equations for circles based on the radius and center.
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Explore the Properties of a Parabola and Practice Writing Its Equation

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
See how writing equations for parabolas is all about distances. Young mathematicians measure distances of line segments drawn on the graph of a parabola. Using the relationships they find in the segments, they write equations for...
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Conic Sections: The Ellipse

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Young scholars investigate properties of conics. For this algebra lesson, students graph conics and identify the center and vertex. They write equations for different conics such as hyperbola, circle and ellipse.
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Algebra 2: Conics

For Students 10th
In this conic worksheet, 10th graders sketch given equations on a coordinate plane and identify any asymptotes. This two-page worksheet contains twelve multi-step problems.
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Pre-Calculus Review Sheet

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Pre-Calculus has some detailed formulas involved and here is a great resource that lumps then all together for you. Broken up into rectangular, polar, and parametric sections, the conics all include formulas and graphs. 
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Standard Form of Conics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Looking for a complete go-to guide for the standard form of conics? This five-page packet does a nice job of connecting conics to prior knowledge of functions and transformations. Adapt the resource as Algebra II lesson plan notes, or...
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Quick Reference Card

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A neat and organized formula handout makes the circle go round, doesn't it? Full of higher algebra topics, formulas and rules, graphs and definitions—there is a way to support everyone in Algebra II or Pre-Calculus. 
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Parent Functions Review Sheet

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
No laundry or cooking dinner here: these parent functions are all about math. Every graph you could think of from basic linear functions to the hyperbolic arccotangent function are included. With 40 parent functions, the worksheet can be...
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GeoGebra Graphing Calculator

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
So, exactly, what does it look like? The easily usable graphing calculator allows pupils to visualize the graph of equations and inequalities. The interactive supports any algebraic graph needed for high school mathematics and then some.
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Introduction to Conics - The Ellipse

For Teachers 10th - 12th
High schoolers identify and graph ellipses. After a teacher led discussion on shapes created when intersected by a plane and the use of conic sections, learners create a graphic organizer containing the information. A United Streaming...
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Conic Sections

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students explore the different properties of conics. In this algebra lesson, students calculate the midpoint of a line, the distances between two points as they get ready to find the focus and directrix in eclipse and other conics. They...
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Conic Sections Applications and Properties

For Students 11th
In this algebra learning exercise, 11th graders graph parabolas and figure out the major axis and minor axis of the graph. They also find the focus. There are 4 problems on this learning exercise.
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Ellipse Elements and Equations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Challenge your class to provide an ellipse when given two points and two lines. The lesson presents both graphical and analytical methods to writing the equation of an ellipse. The class investigates its components, how they relate to...
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Conic Investigation

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Your learners will see the light as they calculate and measure the focus of the elliptical shape of the bowl of a flashlight. They then compare the theoretical and actual focus lengths and their relation to the description of the beam of...
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The Definition of a Parabola

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Put together the pieces and model a parabola. Learners work through several examples to develop an understanding of a parabola graphically and algebraically. 
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Are All Parabolas Congruent?

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Augment a unit on parabolas with an instructive math activity. Pupils graph parabolas by examining the relationship between the focus and directrix. 
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End-of-Module Assessment Task - Algebra 2 (Module 1)

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
A series of assessment tasks require learners to process information and communicate solutions. Topics include graphing parabolas, solving linear-quadratic systems, factoring polynomials, and solving polynomial equations.