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Exploring Parabolas (JavaSketchpad) (MSTE)

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Visit this site: http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/dildine/sketches/parabola.htm

Author:James P. Dildine; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
Description: Directions and descriptions for creating and simulating the creation of a parabola. The creation takes place within a Java Window in the browser and allows the user to interact with the sketch of a parabola he or she creates. The page includes tips and tricks for working with JavaSketchpad, questions and explorations, and definitions.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Lesson Plans and Activities, Documents/Sketches/Galleries, Geometer's Sketchpad, Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Conic Sections and Circles

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