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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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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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Conic Sections

For Teachers 10th - 12th
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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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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System of Equations Review

For Students 11th
For this system of equations worksheet, 11th graders solve and complete 23 various types of problems. First, they graph each system of inequalities shown. Then, students write a polynomial function of least degree with integral...
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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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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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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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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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ART PROJECT

For Teachers 8th
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

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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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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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Proof: Hyperbola Foci

For Students 10th - 12th
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, students create a graphic organizer containing the information. A United Streaming...
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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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Conics

For Students 11th
In this conics worksheet, 11th graders solve and complete 57 various types of problems related to conics. First, they write each of the equations listed in standard form by completing the square. Then, students write each of the...

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