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EngageNY Precalculus and Advanced Topics Curriculum

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
A 5-module complete precalculus course begins with young mathematicians exploring linearity, complex number operations as transformation, and the power of the right notation. Module 2 has pupils examining incidence relationships in...
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Let's Make Conics Comical

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Conics have lots of little pieces and lots of rules to make them what they are. In this collection, you'll find a video for each of the main conics—except for ellipses, as well as lesson plans, unit plans, activities, and worksheets. All...
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Mission to Mars

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Martians beware! Earthlings are on the way! A 13-resource collection prepares future astronauts for space travel by studying interesting facts about the Red Planet, the history of Martian exploration, and the development of robotics....
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EngageNY Precalculus and Advanced Topics Module 3: Rational and Exponential Functions

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
In Module 3, precalculus students review the fundamental theorem of algebra, and then find roots of polynomials and roots of unity using polynomial identities, the binomial theorem, and Pascal’s Triangle. As part of their study of...
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Astronomy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Space is the new frontier and astronomers boldly go where no humans have gone before. Guided by Einstein's theories, Kepler's Laws, and knowledgeable narrators, viewers of a 10-video collection explore the Universe and learn about...
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Pre-Calculus Review Sheet

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
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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Standard Form of Conics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Looking for a complete go-to guide for the standard form of conics? This five-page packet does a nice job of connecting conics to prior knowledge of functions and transformations. Adapt the resource as Algebra II lesson plan notes, or...
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Super Sentences & Perfect Paragraphs

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
An extensive collection of lessons and activities includes many writing, grammar, and proofreading exercises. With templates and worksheets that cover several steps in the writing process, from sentence to paragraph to essay, this...
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Mid-Module 3 Assessment Task

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Time to take a pulse check. The mid-module assessment allows pupils to check where their knowledge falls for the first portion of the module. The 10th resource in a series of 23 covers content from the binomial theorem to hyperbolas....
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Curves in the Complex Plane

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Go around and around on the complex plane. The sixth lesson plan in a 23-part unit reviews representing numbers in the complex plane. Pupils graph numbers with equal moduli and notice they represent a circle. They continue to explore...
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Curves from Geometry

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Take a another look at ellipses. The seventh segment in a series of 23 in a Precalculus module continues to investigate the graph and equation of an ellipse from the previous lesson. Scholars investigate the fact that the sum of...
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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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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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Other Galaxies

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The Milky Way belongs to a cluster of galaxies called the local group and it could be considered our neighborhood! Use the PowerPoint to present information on the different galaxy types, both local and farther away. Scholars learn how...
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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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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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Tour the Solar System

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Here's a tour that sure not to bore! Young astronomers investigate the planets of our solar system using an interactive lesson from PBS's Space series. The resource contains informational videos, a reading passage, and extensions to...
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The New Astronomy: Crash Course History of Science #13

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Sword duels, religious unrest, war—who says science is boring? Aspiring astronomers discover fascinating facts about the famous scientists that dared challenge the accepted model of the solar system in the 13th video of a 16-part History...
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Ellipsis

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Learners read phrases and determine how to punctuate each one in a learning exercise that uses dialogue from The Train to Oxford by Scott Thornbury. They then read another set of phrases and shorten them as much as possible without...
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Conic Flyer

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Graphing conics made easy. Individuals use an interactive to graph conic sections. The app can handle circles, vertical and horizontal parabolas, ellipses, and vertical and horizontal hyperbolas.
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Kepler's Third Law of Motion

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Kepler and Newton make a great team! Derive Kepler's Third Law of Motion using Newton's work with gravitational forces. An installment of the Socratica "Astronomy" playlist explores the applications of Kepler's Third Law of Motion after...
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Kepler's First Law of Motion—Elliptical Orbits

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Discover the transition from circular orbit theories to elliptical orbits. An episode of a video series on astronomy models the different elliptical shapes of the orbits of the planets in the solar systems. Using string, the presenter...
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Kepler's Second Law of Motion

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Orbital velocity of planets change. Kepler's Second Law of Motion attempts to explain and predict the change in velocity. Scholars learn how to apply this law as they watch the video lesson.
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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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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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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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What Causes the Seasons?

For Students 6th - 12th
'Tis the season to be ... hmmm ... why is it that Earth has seasons? Explore the variety of theories, from the atmosphere to the axis in a short, entertaining video. The interview subjects use observation, random earth science terms, and...
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Galaxies, Part 1

For Students 6th - 12th
Sometimes fuzzy, sometimes irregularly shaped—and occasionally cannibalistic? These are just a few of the remarkable galactic facts contained in a short video that's sure to amaze! The narrator describes the four main types of galaxies,...
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The Elliptical Pool Table: A Mathematician's Dream

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Never play pool against a mathematician! An entertaining and informative video demonstrate the real-world application of ellipses and the angle of incidence with an elliptical pool table.
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What are Years... and the Galactic Supermassive Black Hole!

For Students 9th - 12th
Everything is relative ... including the length of a year! Physics students explore time on a galactic scale in an animated video. The resource focuses on the tropical year upon which our calendar is based, galactic years, and the length...
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Kepler's Second Law Interactive

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Kepler decided to think outside the box and discovered that planets orbit in elliptical patterns. An engaging activity demonstrates the elliptical orbit pattern in relationship to the area of a planet to explain Kepler's Second Law....
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Examples of Dilations

For Teachers 8th Standards
Does it matter how many points to dilate? The resource presents problems of dilating curved figures. Class members find out that not only do they need to dilate several points but the points need to be distributed about the entire curve...
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Common Geometric Figures

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Geometry could be called the study of figures. An overview of the figures found in a typical geometry course contains a study of different triangles, quadrilaterals, and regular polygons. 
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Introduction to Conic Sections

For Students 9th - 12th
What do circles and parabolas have in common? An informative video focuses on the intersection of a plane with a double cone creates conic sections, including circles, parabolas, ellipses, and hyperbolas. Two problem videos cover...
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Rendezvous For Two

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Imagine the challenge of getting the space shuttle to rendezvous with the International Space Station. Groups must determine the elliptical transfer orbit needed to get the space shuttle from its orbit to the orbit of the International...
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Orbits and Effects

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What does your world revolve around? Challenge the class as they learn about orbits and the effects of them on our modern world. Young astronomers begin by measuring ellipses and calculating the eccentricity of Earth's orbit. Then, they...
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Round and Round We Go — Exploring Orbits in the Solar System

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Math and science come together in this cross-curricular astronomy lesson plan on planetary motion. Starting off with a hands-on activity that engages the class in exploring the geometry of circles and ellipses, this lesson plan then...
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Punctuation Song Posters

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
What's one way to make punctuation exciting? Sing a song about it! Use these posters to support kids as they sing the punctuation songs to the tune of "Jolly Old St. Nicholas."
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Seasons Lab Book

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Unlock the mystery behind seasonal change with a collection of worksheets and activities. Whether they are drawing pictures of Earth's orbit around the sun or graphing the temperature and daylight hours of different locations from around...
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Punctuation Marks and Uses Cards

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Make sure your class is up to snuff when it comes to punctuation. They can use these cards to practice identifying the purpose of each punctuation mark.
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Science of NFL Football: Geometric Shapes

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Ever wonder why a football has such an unsual shape? Find out with this video from the Science of Football colelction that examines how the geometric properties of a football make it perfectly suited for being thrown accurately over long...
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Kelper's Laws Lab

For Students 9th - 12th
Using an online planetary simulator, astrophysics students explore each of Kepler's laws. The 13-page printable handout walks them through the activity, which also includes using string, pushpins, and a pencil to model three different...
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Kepler Activity

For Students 9th - 12th
Introduce your physics or astronomy class to Kepler's laws of planetary motion with this straightforward worksheet. It covers the basic concepts of each and has learners answer questions to demonstrate their grasp on them. You could use...
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What is an Ellipse?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
This video answers the question, �What is an ellipse?� It gives a definition of an ellipse, shows the ellipses relation of a plane to a cone, and the names of different parts of the ellipse.
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Algebra 2 - Conic Sections - Parabolas

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The first minute and a half of this video rambles on before the presenter begins to talk about conic sections. Using a whiteboard, he dissects a cone to show the different shapes that are inside, focusing on parabolas. He gives an...
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Discovering Conic Sections in the Motion of Heavenly Bodies

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Math scholars study conics and how they are used today. In this mathematical activity, pupils construct and slice cones after viewing a demonstration. 
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Fanatically Grammatically Correct

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Research guidelines for correct usage, then explore how creative writers employ punctuation as an essential tool in their craft. Secondary classes create board games to teach elementary school students how to properly punctuate. From the...
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Punctuation: Visible Speech

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Examine the proper uses of punctuation with this easy PowerPoint. Simple, bold, and straightforward, each slide introduces a different symbol. Difficult or confusing instances are indicated as well.
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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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Grammar - Revise Your Symbols

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Explore the different symbols of grammar. Middle schoolers write two sentences using different symbols, including asterisks, apostrophes, and ellipses. They also read and answer guided questions.
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Conventions - Punctuation Research

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Study unusual punctuation marks in this punctuation lesson. Young grammarians work in small groups to research one of the unusual punctuation marks (semi-colon, colon, dash, comma, ellipses, or quotation marks) and discuss how the mark...
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The Final Copy

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Write short stories in which events are presented in logical order, point of view is clear, theme and characters are developed. Middle schoolers also work on sensory language, concrete language and/or dialogue. They establish their...
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The Ellipse

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
This is a practical sheet with the instructions to draw a set of ellipses. After following the diagrams, there are ten questions to complete, with calculations expected for alternate orbits and comparisons related to actual planets in...
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Geometry: Extended Performance Task Plan for Backyard Oasis

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Backyards are made for relaxing ... not doing math! Young mathematicians design a backyard based on a list of client specifications. They calculate areas, write equations for the path of a fountain, and research costs for a garden.
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Get Me Off This Planet

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What do Newton's Laws have to do with getting from Earth to Mars?The activities in this resource show how Newton's Laws work with rockets to get them into space. Background information includes facts about orbits and how orbits are used...
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Lab: Kelper's Laws of Planetary Motion

For Students 9th - 12th
High school astrophysicists perform the classic activity of using a loop of string and two push pins to draw ellipses and calculate eccentricity. They also answer questions and solve problems using Kepler's laws of planetary motion. The...
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Ellipses: a Mini Lesson

For Teachers 7th - 12th
“Use ellipses to show omitted material from a quoted passage . . . and to maintain good grammar . . . .” Everything learners need to know about ellipses and how to uses them is included in colorful presentation that is rich with...
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Worksheet One - Definite Integral

For Teachers Higher Ed
In this definite integral worksheet, students use substitution to simplify integrals. They find the values of the upper and lower points and interpret points found on a graph. Students solve this two-page worksheet.
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Transformations with Circles and Ellipses

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use problem solving skills to rotate, reflect, translate, and dilate a given ellipse and circle. Students graph their circles and ellipses and practice writing and solving equations based on their graphs.
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Sir Cumference and the First Round Table

For Students 5th - 6th
For this circumference worksheet, students solve and complete 5 different figures illustrated on the sheet. First, they cut out each shape found on the bottom. Then, students use the shapes on the left as clues to create 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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Implicit Differentiation Practice

For Students 10th - 11th
Implicit differentiation practice worksheet. Three main problems with subset questions. Good practice breaking up the original problem into steps used to solve.  Note:  this can be a check to see specifically where  the class might need...
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7-4 Ellipse: Classwork #1

For Students 9th - 11th
Skills practice is very important. Use this worksheet to reinforce graphing and to answer ellipse problems. There are six problems to solve.  
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Worksheet 3 Math 126: Ellipses and Hyperbolas

For Students 9th - 12th
In this ellipses and hyperbolas worksheet, students solve 8 short answer and graphing problems. Students graph ellipses, hyperbolas, and parabolas given an equation. Students identify the foci of an ellipse or hyperbola.
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Easy Worksheet: Domain and Range

For Students 9th - 12th
For this domain and range worksheet, students solve 4 short answer problems. Students find the domain and range of various functions given an equation, table of values, or graph.
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Ellipse

For Students 9th - 12th
In this algebra worksheet, students sketch, solve, and write equations and graphs of ellipses using the foci and vertex. There are 24 questions.
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Ellipses (Part 1)

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students work with Ellipses in Algebra II. In this algebra lesson, students solve an equation with a radical expression. They graph ellipses and write an equation for them.
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Using the Distance Formula

For Students 10th - 11th
In this distance formula learning exercise, students solve and complete 30 various types of problems. First, they find the exact distance between each pair of points and make a sketch of the situation. Then, students find the center,...
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Graphing and Properties of Ellipses

For Students 11th
In this algebra worksheet, 11th graders identify the center, vertices, co-vertices, length of major and minor axis.  There are 20 questions with an answer key.
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Polygon People

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers identify polygons.  For this polygon people lesson, students draw required shapes and construct a polygon person.  They identify each shape and its characteristics.  The lesson may be extended by allowing middle...
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Chords and Circles

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explore how the chord in a circle is related to its perpendicular bisector. In this geometry lesson, 10th graders measure the lengths and distances from the center of a circle. Students transfer these measurements to a...
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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 activity, 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
Students 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.
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Conics and Graphing

For Students 11th - 12th
In this algebra activity, students solve equations by graphing an ellipse, circle and hyperbola. They match equations to graphs and define each type of function. There are 20 questions total.
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Cometary Orbits

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students study orbits and ellipses and see the differences between orbits and comets.  In this investigative lesson students do an activity that shows them what objects are more like comets and fill out a worksheet. 
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Trivialisation and dynamisation with examples from elementary vector geometry

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars explore mathematics using CAS.  For this advanced Algebra II/calculus lesson, students investigate classic advanced-level exercises that are often considered difficult because their solution requires extensive...
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Ellipse

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Students 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 axis,...
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Planet Earth

For Students 6th - 10th
For this Earth worksheet, students review the characteristics of the Earth including it's rotation and revolution. This worksheet has 9 fill in the blank and 7 short answer questions.
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Worksheet 10.2 Ellipses

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this ellipses worksheet, students find the center, vertices and foci of an ellipse. They sketch a graph of an ellipse. This two-page worksheet contains eight problems.
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Conic Sections

For Students 11th
For this conic sections worksheet, 11th graders solve and complete 24 different types of problems. First, they write each equation in standard form. Then, students state whether the graph of the equation is a parabola, ellipse, circle,...
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Ellipses

For Students 11th
In this ellipses activity, 11th graders solve and complete 12 different types of problems. First, they write an equation for each illustrated ellipse. Then, students write an equation for the ellipse that satisfies each set of conditions...
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Maximum and Minimum Problems

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this maximum and minimum problems worksheet, students solve and complete 9 various types of problems. First, they find two numbers with a given sum. Then, students find the maximum and minimum value of each equation. They also find...
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Ellipses

For Students 11th
In this ellipses worksheet, 11th graders solve and complete 4 different problems. First, they define what an ellipse is and draw a picture. Then, students find the coordinates of the center and the foci and the lengths of the major and...
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Ellipses

For Students 11th
In this ellipses worksheet, 11th graders solve and complete 6 different problems. First, they write an equation for each ellipse shown. Then, students find the coordinates of the center and foci and the lengths of the major and minor axes.
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Conic Sections

For Students 11th - 12th
In this conic sections worksheet, students solve and complete 8 different problems identifying various types of conic sections. First, they write each equation given in standard form. Then, students determine whether the graph of each of...
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Standard Equation of an Ellipse

For Students 10th - 12th
In this ellipse worksheet, students explore given equations and write them in standard form. This one-page worksheet contains ten ellipse algorithms.
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Complex Analysis: Homework Set 5: Domain

For Students Higher Ed
In this domain activity, students determine the domain of analyticity for given functions. This one-page activity contains five multi-step equations.
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Planetary Orbit

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students compare and contrast ellipses of various eccentricities that represent the shape of planetary orbits. They make a circle with the string by trying the two ends togther. Students calculate the eccentricity of their ellipses by...
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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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Ellipse

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners explore the concept of ellipses including finding the center, vertices's, foci and eccentricity. They assess how to graph elliptical functions and solve application problems involving ellipses. This assignment is to be completed...
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Ellipses

For Students 7th - 12th
For this ellipses worksheet, students measure and calculate the eccentricity of each ellipse and then calculate the percent deviation. This worksheet has 10 problems to solve.
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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 Solar System

For Students 6th - 9th
In this space worksheet, students identify and locate vocabulary terms related to the Solar System. There are 30 words located in the puzzle.
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Ellipses

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars investigate the concept of ellipses and how they are used in a variety of geometry problems with a focus upon writing an equation given certain criteria. They draw an ellipse while developing the equation examining the x...
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Using Technology to enhance the Connections

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars identify the relationship between the algebraic equation:cos2 + sin2 = 1 and draw a right triangle with an central angle. They also find the "Area" and "Perimeter" use "Comment" and find the number's "Arrow" hit enter and...
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Earth and Seasons

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders comprehend that the path Earth takes as it revolves around the sun is called its orbit. They also comprehend that the axis is an imaginary line that passes through Earth's center and its North and South Poles. Students...
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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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Observing Mars in the Night Sky

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare and contrast the orbits of Earth and Mars, locate the planet Mars, and diagram its retrograde motion.
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Graphs and Ellipses

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore linear graphs, the parabola and the rectangular hyperbola.
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Ellipses And Kepler's First Law

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain that planets actually orbit the center of gravity of the solar system, and that distant planets may be detected by motions of their central star around the centers of gravity of their planetary systems.
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Graphs And Ellipses

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners become acquainted with linear graphs, the parabola and the rectangular hyperbola. Also prepare tables of paired values as preparation for plotting a line. They study the cartesian equation of an ellipse, with a worked example.