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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 lesson, pupils construct and slice cones after viewing a demonstration.
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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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#### 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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#### Eccentricity of Conic Sections

For Students 11th
In this conic sections learning exercise, 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...
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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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#### Circles and Other Conics

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Through a variety of hands-on activities and physical scenarios, this far-reaching unit leads learners through an exceptionally thorough exploration of circles and parabolas as conic sections. Geometric construction techniques are used...
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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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#### 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...
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#### Cross Sections

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Young visual learners explore different cross sections of 3-dimensional objects. First, cross sections of cubes are explored by using an interactive flash activity. This is then extended by looking at cross sections of spheres,...
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#### 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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#### 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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#### 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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#### 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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#### 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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#### "A Slice of the Cone"

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Here is a set of lessons that explore conics in a number of different ways. Starting with modeling how a conic is produced by the way a plane cuts the cone, to solving complex word problems, algebra learners progress through a series of...
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Shodor Education Foundation

#### Cross Sections

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Use this activity on cross-sections of three-dimensional shapes in your math class to work on algebra or geometry Common Core standards. The lesson includes a list of relevent terminology, and a step-by-step process to illustrate the...
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#### Conics in Geometry

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers analyze characteristics and properties of two and three-dimensional shapes in this geometry lesson. They follow detailed directions to use the Cabri Geometry II Application on their TI-89 calculator to construct a...
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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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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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#### As The World Curves

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners partisipate in a web scavenger hunt on an introductory instructional activity 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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#### Standard Conic Section

For Students Pre-K - Higher Ed
In this precalculus worksheet, students put the equations in standard form and solve the problems focusing upon finding the conic sections for the two questions.
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#### College Level Study Guide

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
In this study guide worksheet, young scholars examine and complete questions that are similar to the college Accuplacer College Level Math test. This worksheet includes, but is not limited to, factoring and expanding polynomials,...