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Shodor Education Foundation

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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GeoGebra

GeoGebra Graphing Calculator

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
So, exactly, what does it look like? The easily usable graphing calculator allows pupils to visualize the graph of equations and inequalities. The interactive supports any algebraic graph needed for high school mathematics and then some.
Lesson Plan
West Contra Costa Unified School District

Conics Introduction and Parabolas

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Where did conic sections get their name? The equation and graph of a parabola are developed from the definition of the conic section. Teacher examples on graphing the equation and writing an equation from the graph round out the plan.
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Curated OER

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 lesson, pupils construct and slice cones after viewing a demonstration.
Worksheet
Curated OER

Classifying Conic Sections

For Students 10th - 11th
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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Desmos

Desmos Graphing Calculator

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
They say a graph is worth a thousand points. The interactive allows users to graph a wide variety of functions and equations. Using the included keyboard or typing directly into the list, learners determine the graph of a function....
Worksheet
Curated OER

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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CK-12 Foundation

Parabolas: Invisible Graph

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Envision the function as the point swings. Given a point connected to another point and a line, pupils trace through an invisible graph. Learners identify the name of the given point and the line and determine the type of conic section...
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Curated OER

Conic Sections

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students, 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...
Worksheet
Curated OER

Conics

For Students 11th
In this conic sections worksheet, 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 standard...
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Curated OER

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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Curated OER

Introduction to Conic Sections

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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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West Contra Costa Unified School District

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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Curated OER

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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Del Mar College

Quick Reference Card

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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.
Worksheet
Lane Community College

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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Curated OER

Ellipses and Kepler's First Law

For Teachers 11th - 12th
The class examines graphs in the form r = F(Â¿Â¿) in polar coordinates (r, Â¿Â¿), 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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Curated OER

Graphing Equations in Space

For Students 10th - 12th
In this equations in two/three-dimensional space worksheet, learners 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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Curated OER

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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EngageNY

Are All Parabolas Congruent?

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Augment a unit on parabolas with an instructive math activity. Pupils graph parabolas by examining the relationship between the focus and directrix.
Assessment
Inside Mathematics

Sorting Functions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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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Curated OER

Parent Functions Review Sheet

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
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...
Assessment
Concord Consortium

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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Curated OER

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...