# Graphing Conic Sections Teacher Resources

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#### Conic Sections: Intro to Hyperbolas

In this video, Sal starts with the equation of a hyperbola by first comparing it to the equation of the circle, and ellipse. He then shows how to find the equation of the asymptotes by solving for y. He also shows a few intuitive ways to...

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#### Graphing Circles: Lesson

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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#### 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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#### Saxon Math: Algebra 2 (Section 10)

In this 10th of 12 Saxon math sections, the curriculum definitely has an end-of-course feel to it. Conic sections, polar graphing, rational equations, and exponential inequalities all work to stretch the young algebrist and prepare them...

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#### Discovering Conic Sections in the Motion of Heavenly Bodies

Math scholars study conics and how they are used today. In this mathematical lesson, pupils construct and slice cones after viewing a demonstration.

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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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#### 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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#### 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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#### Are All Parabolas Congruent?

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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#### Sorting Functions

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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#### 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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#### Parent Functions Review Sheet

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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#### The Line and the Ellipse

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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#### Pre-Calculus Review Sheet

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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#### Quick Reference Card

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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#### 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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#### 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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#### End-of-Module Assessment Task - Algebra 2 (Module 1)

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.

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#### Discovering Properties of Parabolas by Comparing and Contrasting Parabolic Equations

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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#### 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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#### Foci of an Ellipse

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#### Hyperbolas

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...