Conic Sections Teacher Resources

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Math 222. Worksheet 8. Cartesian Coordinates

For Students Higher Ed
In this Cartesian coordinate instructional activity, students eliminate cross-product terms by a rotation of the axes, graph polar equations, and find the equation for a tangent line. This two-page instructional activity contains...
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Faster speed-Shorter Time

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students calculate the inverse variation, and speed given the formulas. In this algebra lesson plan, students investigate properties of conics, focusing on the hyperbola. They identify the distance between the directrix and other parts...
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Hyperbolas

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students solve equations with hyperbolas. In this algebra lesson, students graph hyperbolas and identify their properties. They find the foci and vertices of each hyperbola.
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Worksheet 32: Kepler's Law

For Teachers 11th - 12th
In this math worksheet, students are given 8 questions regarding Kepler's first law of motion. The questions include definitions, short essay explanations, and formulaic expressions.
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Sorting Equations of Circles 2

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How much can you tell about a circle from its equation? This detailed lesson plan focuses on connecting equations and graphs of circles. Learners use equations to identify x- and y-intercepts, centers, and radii of circles. They also...
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TI-Nspire™ CAS

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
When it comes to rating educational calculators, this calculator is always near the top of this list. Now it's available as an app. There is a lot of calculator power wrapped up in this app. Not only is this a fully functioning...
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TI-Nspire™

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
We landed on the moon with less computing capabilities than you can find in this app! Here is a multiple function calculator that takes all the power you get from a handheld and adds the wonderful large screen that only a tablet can...
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Cross Sections

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Use this activity on cross-sections of three-dimensional shapes in your math class to work on algebra or geometry Common Core standards. The lesson includes a list of relevent terminology, and a step-by-step process to illustrate the...
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Polynomial, Rational, and Radical Relationships

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
This assessment pair goes way beyond simple graphing, factoring and solving polynomial equations, really forcing learners to investigate the math ideas behind the calculations. Short and to-the-point questions build on one another,...
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Definition of a Parabola

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What information defines a parabola? Individuals learn to write the equation of a parabola given the focus and directrix. They attempt several problems of this type to help cement the concept.
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Introduction to Conics

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Just exactly where does the name conic come from? This brief hands-on exploration explains it all. Have your class cut cones to create their own conics, then assess their understanding with a few identification problems. Consider making...
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Constructing a Parabola

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students construct parabolas using Islamic Mathematics.  In this constructing parabolas using Islamic Mathematics lesson plan, students discuss parts of the parabola including vertex, focus, and directrix.  Students construct a parabola...
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Binomial Theorem (Part 3)

For Students 10th - 12th
In this video on the Binomial Theorem, Sal tries to give an intuition behind why combinations are part of its definition. By looking at the expansion of (a + b)3 and carefully looking at where each value originates from, one can see how...
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Compound Interest and e (Part 3)

For Students 10th - 12th
Continuing with the lesson on compound interest, in this video, Sal derives the general formula for any amount of principle, interest rate, and compounding periods over one year.
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Compound Interest and e (Part 2)

For Students 10th - 12th
Sal continues to look at changing the length of compounding time, from daily to hourly compounding interest. Now he is able to show that compounding 100% annual interest converges on the number 2.71É or e as the number of compounding...
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Hyperbolas: Sketching from the Equation

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
In this algebra worksheet, learners sketch graphs of hyperbolas after solving equations to standard form and interpreting the center, vertices, foci, axis, asymptotes, and eccentricity from the equation. There are 58 questions.
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Exploring Parabolas

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students engage in a study of the parabola that is displayed on a graph to investigate the fall of a victim from a bridge to determine if it was a crime committed as foul play. They are given the opportunity to try example problems to...
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Planet Paths: Studying Planetary Orbital Paths

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers define and identify planetary orbit, ellipse, parabola, and hyperbola, and simulate Kepler's Second Law. They explore interactive websites demonstrating orbital motion and complete modeling activities.
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Parabola Focus and Directrix 1

For Students 10th - 12th
Starting with a point (focus) and a line below the point (directrix), in this video, Sal tries to find the set of all points (locus) equidistant to the point and the line. He shows, using the distance formula, that indeed, we have an...
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Problem Solving Parabolas

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students graph parabolas. In this problem solving parabolas lesson, students solve quadratic equations based as a scenario. Students discuss their graphs with their peers.
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Ellipse

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students find the center, vertices, foci, and eccentricity of ellipses using the subscriptions website www.explorelearning.com. They graph elliptical functions and solve application problems involving ellipses.
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Midpoint Formula

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students compute the midpoint between two points on a coordinate grid. They find the mean of two whole numbers and describe the meaning of the term "mean." Students move from two single numbers to computing the midpoint of two points on...
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Circles

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students graph circles. In this graphing lesson plan students write equations for circles. Students solve equations for circles and graph the results.
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Distance Formula

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students calculate the distance using the correct formula. In this geometry lesson, students apply concepts of the Pythagorean Theorem and right triangles to solve problems. They solve problems involving conics and their distance or...