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Using Sketchpad: Conics

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Author:Peter Andrews, Eastern Illinois University
Description: Two sketches illustrating techniques for constructing general conic sections, one on Isaac Newton's Organic Construction and one on the MacLaurin/Braikenridge construction of a general conic. Notes on Peter Andrews' presentation at the Sketchpad User's Group Meeting in Cincinatti in January 1994.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Documents/Sketches/Galleries, Geometer's Sketchpad
Math Topics: Conic Sections and Circles

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