Conic Sections Teacher Resources

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Ellipses Centered at the Origin: Lithotripsy

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Investigate ellipses through the lens of medical applications. Pupils use a medical scenario to determine the equation of an ellipse. By using the interactive, learners determine the foci and major and minor axes of the ellipse that...
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Ellipses: The Ellipse

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Learners explore ellipses by changing the lengths and orientation of the major and minor axis. Using the interactive, they determine the equation of the ellipse and its eccentricity. Given an equation the scholars identify the center,...
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Hyperbolas

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Hyperbolas—practice thinking outside of the box. Pupils alter the end behavior box to create various graphs of hyperbolas. They determine formulas to find the distance from the origin to the foci. Using that information, scholars...
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Equations of Circles: The Sea of Happiness

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Map this! Help your young mathematicians draw a circular island on a map. Given specifics of the location and size of an island on a map, pupils transform a circle to meet the given requirements. They then determine the location of the...
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Equations of Circles: Finding the Equation of a Circle

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
It's all about location and size. With the aid of the interactive, pupils explore the relationship between the location and size of a circle and its equation. The learners use that relationship to determine the equation of a circle given...
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College Algebra

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Is there more to college algebra than this? Even though the eBook is designed for a college algebra course, there are several topics that align to Algebra II or Pre-calculus courses. Topics begin with linear equation and inequalities,...
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Precalculus

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Take a step beyond Algebra 2. Learners use the eBook to learn concepts from the typical Precalculus course. Content starts off with a short review of functions in general and moves on to the basic functions, finishing up with more...
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Intermediate Algebra

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Algebra concepts are all wrapped up in one nice bow. The resource combines all the concepts typically found in Algebra I and Algebra II courses in one eBook. The topics covered begin with solving linear equations and move to linear...
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Saxon Math: Algebra 2 (Section 12)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
This final section of 12 Saxon Math units for algebra 2 wraps up the series with a strong showing of function summaries, trigonometric applications, and statistical analysis. Labs emphasize guided discovery learning of regression...
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Systems of Equations

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
What do you get when you cross a circle and a line? One, two, or maybe no solutions! Teach learners to find solutions of quadratic and linear systems. Connect the visual representation of the graph to the abstract algebraic methods. 
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Are All Parabolas Similar?

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Congruence and similarity apply to functions as well as polygons. Learners examine the effects of transformations on the shape of parabolas. They determine the transformation(s) that produce similar and congruent functions.
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Sorting Functions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Graph A goes with equation C, but table B. The short assessment task requires class members to match graphs with their corresponding tables, equations, and verbalized rules. Pupils then provide explanations on the process they used to...
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Discovering Properties of Parabolas by Comparing and Contrasting Parabolic Equations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here's a lesson with a laser focus on parabolas. Pupils learn how to derive the equation of a parabola given the equation of the directrix and the coordinates of the focus. Using a reference sheet, learners work in groups to derive the...
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Desmos Graphing Calculator

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
They say a graph is worth a thousand points. The interactive allows users to graph a wide variety of functions and equations. Using the included keyboard or typing directly into the list, learners determine the graph of a function....
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Graphing Circles: Lesson

For Students 9th - 11th Standards
Explore a standard method to graph a circle. Given the standard form of the equation of a circle, the segment of a basic geometry playlist shows how to graph the circle. The resource works examples of graphing a circle, finding the...
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Algebra and Trigonometry

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Move on into trigonometry. An informative eBook takes the content of a College Algebra course and adds more relating to trigonometry and trigonometric functions. The content organization allows pupils to build upon their learning by...
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Confocal Conics

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students describe conic sections from an equation or graph. They examine a family of conics that share a vertex, describe their relationship and write an equation. Students interpret the relationship between conic sections and write...
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Conic Sections

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
In this conic sections worksheet, students fill in the blanks to six questions associated with plane geometric figures, conic sections and intersecting planes.
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The Line and the Ellipse

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
What do a line and an ellipse have in common? Maybe zero, one, or two points! Learners consider the equation of an ellipse and a line to determine if their graphs have any shared points. They then write a system of equations, including...
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Circling

For Students 11th - 12th
Come full circle in learning about conic sections. Learners first look at the type of conic section formed when concentric circles intersect a standard coordinate plane. They then see which type forms when two sets of concentric circles...
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Solving Systems Involving Quadratic Equations

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students plot the graphs of systems of equations and solve the solution to the equations algebraically. In groups, they investigate the solution of two conic sections. Students graph equations and find the points of intersection.
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Algebra 2 Test

For Students 10th - 11th
In this algebra worksheet, students solve problems involving functions, systems and conics. They simplify radicals and graph parabolas identifying the focus and ellipse. There are 20 questions.
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Ellipse

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers explore the concept of ellipses. In this ellipses lesson plan, they construct ellipses on their paper and follow directions on a worksheet that allow them to investigate an ellipse in more depth by looking at the major...
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Conic Sections and Locii

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Learners differentiate between ellipse and hyperbola. In this algebra lesson, students graph and solve elliptical equations. They use the cabri program to create the different conics and move them around.