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Graphing Calculator

Vocabulary (Algebra II)+ 
Calculator 
Tool 

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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

FooPlot  Online graphing calc...

Graph from equation (Algebra II) 
JavaScript 
Tool 

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This tool lets you plot functions, polar plots, and 3D with just a suitable web browser (within the IE, FireFox, or Opera web browsers), and find the roots and intersections of graphs. In addition, yo...
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Elliptical Pool Table

Ellipses (Algebra II) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Choose "New Toys" from the menu bar when it has loaded (be patient); then choose "Elliptical Pool Table" one that in turn is loaded. This applet simulates pool on a table where the "pocket" is the rig...
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Conic Flyer

Conic sections (Algebra II)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This activity allows the user to manipulate the graphs of the conic sections by changing the constants in their respective equations. The equation and variable values are displayed and change as the u...
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Ellipse Game

Ellipses (Algebra II) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Try to click on one of the foci of the ellipse; feedback is given if you get closer/farther away.
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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: 
Conic_Connections

Circles (Algebra II)+ 
Sketchpad 
Tool 

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The user manipulates a plane and doublenapped cone to generate graphs and equations of conic sections. Eccentricity, foci, and directrices are also illustrated in both 2 and 3D.
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Identifying Conics Quiz

Circles (Algebra II)+ 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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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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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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Conic Sections

Conic sections (Algebra II) 
JavaScript 
Support Material 

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The user reviews the different conic sections with illustrations and equations for each.
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Conic sections

Vocabulary (Algebra II) 
Flash 
Tool 

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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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Equation of a Vertical Ellipse

Vocabulary (Algebra II)+ 
Flash 
Tool 

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Flash introduction to finding the equation of an ellipse centered on (0,0) and with its major axis on the yaxis. Students can use this Tab Tutor program to learn about the equation of this ellipse an...
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Ellipse and Hyperbola

Ellipses (Algebra II)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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A graphing applet with sliders for controlling a, b, h and k. Both the ellipse and hyperbola applets are on the same page. The hyperbola applet allows for horizontal and vertical hyperbolas. The "b...
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Trace of Shadow

Conic sections (Algebra II) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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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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Parabolas Quiz

Parabolas (Algebra II) 
JavaScript 
Activity 

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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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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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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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Ellipses: The Congruent Triang...

Ellipses (Algebra II) 
Sketchpad 
Activity 

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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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Parabolas: The Folded Rectangl...

Parabolas (Algebra II) 
Sketchpad 
Activity 

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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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Exploring Geometric Constructi...

Parabolas (Algebra II) 
Sketchpad 
Activity 

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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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Properties of an Ellipse

Conic sections (Algebra II) 
TINspire 
Activity 

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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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HyperbolasSketching

Hyperbolas (Algebra II)+ 
Flash 
Support Material 

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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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Graphing the Equation of a Cir...

Circles (Algebra II)+ 
Flash 
Support Material 

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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 Par...

Parabolas (Algebra II)+ 
Flash 
Support Material 

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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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Graphing the Equation of a Hyp...

Hyperbolas (Algebra II)+ 
Flash 
Support Material 

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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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