Constructing an Ellipse

Students explore the concept of ellipses.  In this ellipses lesson, 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 ellipses and also determine the equation of an ellipse.

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Resource Details
Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Math
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Calculator
Year
2009
Usage Permissions
Fine Print: Educational Use