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124 resources with the concept ellipses

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Constructing an Ellipse

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Investigate the equation of an ellipse. In this equation of an ellipse equation lesson plan, young scholars construct an ellipse by dragging a point around two foci. They derive the equation of an ellipse by finding the distance between...
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NUMB3RS Activity: Waxing Elliptical

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore ellipses.  In this Algebra II lesson, 11th graders generate an ellipse by folding wax paper.  Students investigate how the distance between foci of an ellipse and the shape of the ellipse are related. 
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Constructing an Ellipse ID: 9980

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders investigate ellipses.  In this Algebra II activity, 11th graders explore an ellipse from a geometric perspective.  Students derive the equation of an ellipse with the center at the origin. 
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Construction an Eillipse ID: 9980

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore ellipses.  In this Algebra II lesson, 11th graders construct an ellipse using the Ti-nspire handheld and investigate the sum of the distance from a point on an ellipse to its foci.  Students use that information...
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Constructing an Ellipse

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of ellipses.  In this ellipses activity, students construct ellipses on their Ti-Nspire.  Students plot two foci and then construct an ellipse.  Students determine the the semi-major and semi-minor axis of...
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Getting in Focus

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the concept of ellipses.  In this ellipses lesson, students are presented with a problem where they must determine the equation of an ellipse given foci in the context of an ambulance route.  High schoolers...
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The Ladder Revisted

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the locus of midpoint of the hypotenuse of a fixed length geometrically and discover that the median of a right triangle is equal to half the length of the hypotenuse. In this right triangle lesson, students...
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Equations of Ellipses

For Students 11th - 12th
In this writing equations of ellipses worksheet, students solve and complete 26 various types of problems. First, they use the given information to write the standard form equation of each ellipse. Then, students determine the endpoint...
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Eccentricity of Conic Sections

For Students 11th
In this conic sections activity, 11th graders solve and complete 26 various types of problems. First, they identify the eccentricity of each equation shown. Then, students use the information provided to write the standard form equation...
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Fly Me to the Moon!

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this Moon travel instructional activity, students construct a simple rocket trajectory called the Hohmann Transfer orbit using a compass, string, paper and a pencil. Students solve 2 problems which include finding the number of hours...
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Drawing Ellipses Lab

For Students 9th - 11th
In this ellipse worksheet, students learn the difference between an orbit and an ellipse. They draw ellipses and calculate the distance between foci, they calculate the length of the major axis and they determine the eccentricity. They...
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Circles and Ellipses

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this circles and ellipses instructional activity, students solve and complete 12 different types of problems. First, they find the distance between the given pair of points. Then, students find the center and radius of each circle and...
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Circles and Ellipses

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
For this circles and ellipses worksheet, students solve and complete 5 different types of problems. First, they write each equation in standard form. Then, students graph and label Write the equation of the ellipse whose center is the...
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Conic Sections

For Students 11th - 12th
In this conic sections worksheet, students solve and complete 17 various types of problems. First, they write the conics in standard form and graph. Then, students determine the equation that best represents each description that...
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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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System of Equations Review

For Students 11th
In 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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Eccentricity

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this eccentricity activity, students solve and complete 20 various types of problems that include the eccentricity of an ellipse and a hyperbola. First, they graph each ellipse and list the variable values, calculating the...
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Ellipses

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this ellipses worksheet, students solve and complete 30 various types of problems that include determining the characteristics of ellipses. First, they draw the graph for each ellipse, labeling the center, foci, vertices, and...
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As The World Curves

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners partisipate in a web scavenger hunt on an introductory lesson 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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Conic Sections

For Students 11th
In this Algebra II instructional activity, 11th graders solve problems involving ellipses, parabolas, circles, and hyperbolas.  The one page instructional activity contains nineteen problems.  Answers are included. 
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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.
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Math in Astronomy

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders see how math is used in other subject areas. In this astronomy lesson, 3rd graders look at the shape of a planet's orbit. They create an ellipse using different materials. 
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Graphs and Equations of Conic Sections Practice Test

For Students 10th - 12th
In this conic section activity, 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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Exercise Set 8.2: Ellipses

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this ellipses worksheet, high schoolers solve 78 problems.  Students write ellipses equations in standard form.  High schoolers write equations given the center, a values, b values, and a horizontal or vertical access.