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Exploring Conic Sections with ...

Conic sections (Algebra II) 
Sketchpad 
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Students will explore the richness of conic sections by building their own physical models and then constructing more flexible models with Sketchpad. Students retain a solid connection with th...
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powerOne^{TM} Graph v4

Conic sections (Algebra II) 
Palm OS 
Tool 
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powerOne(r) Graph supports computation & graphing in the mathematics classroom. The following tasks can be done with this software on a handheld computer including: 
Ellipse  Activity A Gizmo

Ellipses (Algebra II) 
Shockwave 
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Commercial site with one free access per day. This is a graphing applet that uses sliders for a, b, h, and k. It is easy to see the effects of all. There is also a way to show the Pythagorean relati...
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Parabolas Activity A

Parabolas (Algebra II) 
Shockwave 
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Commercial site with one free access per day. This tool allows the user to explore either vertical or horizontal parabolas, in both standard and vertex form. It also has the geometric definition wit...
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Identifying Conics Quiz

Circles (Algebra II)+ 
Java Applet 
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A 10 question multiple choice quiz requiring students to identify a conic by the equation in standard form. Immediate feedback is provided.
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Trace of Shadow

Conic sections (Algebra II) 
Java Applet 
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When the sun moves around in the sky, the shadow cast by a vertical stick moves on the ground. The tip of the shadow traces some kind of curve. The curve depends on the observation point, and it also ...
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Hyperbolas Quiz

Hyperbolas (Algebra II) 
JavaScript 
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This is a 10 question multiple choice quiz on hyperbolas. Includes questions the require understanding of foci and standard form. Hints are given as well as immediate feedback.
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Parabolas Quiz

Parabolas (Algebra II) 
JavaScript 
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This is a 10 question multiple choice quiz on parabolas. Includes both vertical and horizontal parabolas as well as questions involving the directrix, all with optional hints. Self Checking with imm...
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Ellipses: The Congruent Triang...

Ellipses (Algebra II) 
Sketchpad 
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A pair of congruent triangles holds the key to this unusual Sketchpad ellipse construction. The link to the activity itself is to a zip file that contains both the activity in pdf format and the co...
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Exploring Geometric Constructi...

Parabolas (Algebra II) 
Sketchpad 
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This activity is an introduction to geometric constructions of parabolas. We will investigate their properties and characteristics. This activity has been adapted from the following article: Olmstead,...
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Parabolas: The Folded Rectangl...

Parabolas (Algebra II) 
Sketchpad 
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With just a blank sheet of paper and a single point, students can fold a genuine parabola. Students model the technique with Sketchpad to reveal the underlying mathematics. The link to the activit...
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Conic Graphing App Activity

Conic sections (Algebra II) 
TI83/TI84 
Activity 

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Stepbystep directions on how to use the Conic Graphing App to help students learn about circles, ellipses, hyperbolas, and parabolas, and solve for the conic's characteristics. Equations are present...
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Properties of an Ellipse

Conic sections (Algebra II) 
TINspire 
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This activity is intended to provide students with an opportunity to discover a few interesting properties of an ellipse. The ﬁrst property students will explore forms the basis of the deᤙ...
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Conic Sections and Special Poi...

Graph from equation (Algebra II) 
Flash 
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This minilesson explains how to identify the type of conic section an equation represent, as well as how to identify its special points and graph it.
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Graphing the Equation of a Cir...

Circles (Algebra II)+ 
Flash 
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This minilesson explains the basics of a circle such as radius, center, etc., as well as how to identify the key elements and graph the circles.
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Graphing the Equation of a Hyp...

Hyperbolas (Algebra II)+ 
Flash 
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This minilesson explains the basics of a hyperbola such as the foci, center, asymptotes, etc., as well as how to identify the key elements and graph the hyperbola.
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Graphing the Equation of a Par...

Parabolas (Algebra II)+ 
Flash 
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This minilesson explains thebasics of a parabola such as roots, axis of symmetry, etc., as well as how to identify the key elements and graph the parabola.
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HyperbolasSketching

Hyperbolas (Algebra II)+ 
Flash 
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This has a full explanation of how to graph a hyperbola from a given equation. If you scroll down to the middle of the page, there is a flash movie that takes you through the graphing process step by...
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Circles: Definitions and Formu...

Circles (Algebra II) 
JavaScript 
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The user reviews circles, terms related to circles, and formulas and equations associated with circles.
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Conic Sections

Conic sections (Algebra II) 
JavaScript 
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The user reviews the different conic sections with illustrations and equations for each.
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Parametric Representations of ...

Conic sections (Algebra II) 
TI Calculator 
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This brief monograph is a learning/teaching tool to graph parabolas, ellipses, and hyperbolas using parametric equations. The corresponding trigonometric conversions and explanations are included.
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Graphing Calculator

Vocabulary (Algebra II)+ 
Calculator 
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Meta Calculator is a free online multipurpose calculator that supports the majority of calculator features used in high school or college. Features include

GeoCalc

Conic sections (Algebra II) 
Computer 
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Macintosh shareware for calculating the area, perimeter, sides, angles, and other measures of two and threedimensional shapes such as ellipses, rectangles, triangles, trapeziums, parallelograms, pol...
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Occurrence of the Conics

Vocabulary (Algebra II) 
Computer 
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One page summary of places that you will see conics in "real life." Some of the pictures are animated, but most of the page is static. Nice applications.
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Conic sections

Vocabulary (Algebra II) 
Flash 
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A quick flash animation showing the conic sections being created by slicing the cone. Very clear, but the advertising may be annoying.
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