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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) 
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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 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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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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Equation of a Horizontal Ellip...

Vocabulary (Algebra II)+ 
Flash 
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Flash introduction to finding the equation of an ellipse centered on (0,0) and with its major axis on the xaxis. Students can use this Tab Tutor program to learn about the equation of this ellipse an...
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Equation of a Horizontal Hyper...

Hyperbolas (Algebra II) 
Flash 
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Flash introduction to finding the equation of an hyperbola centered on (0,0) and with its major axis on the xaxis. With stepbystep instructions and an illustrated glossary, students can learn how t...
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Equation of a Parabola

Conic sections (Algebra II) 
Flash 
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A parabola is the set of points that are equally distant from the focus point and the directrix. This Tab Tutor program will help you learn about the equation of a parabola and how to use it to derive...
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Equation of a Vertical Ellipse

Vocabulary (Algebra II)+ 
Flash 
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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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Equation of a Vertical Hyperbo...

Hyperbolas (Algebra II) 
Flash 
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Flash introduction to finding the equation of an hyperbola centered on (0,0) and with its major axis on the yaxis. With stepbystep instruction and an illustrated glossary, students can learn how to...
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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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Conic Flyer

Conic sections (Algebra II)+ 
Java Applet 
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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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Conic Sections

Conic sections (Algebra II) 
Java Applet 
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This applet allows the user to vary parameters in the "generalized" conic equation, ax^2 + bxy + cy^2 + dx + ey + f = 0, as well as displace graphs. Instructions and some discussion included.
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Drawing Hyperbola

Hyperbolas (Algebra II) 
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Interactive page to draw hyperbolas.
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Drawing Parabola

Parabolas (Algebra II) 
Java Applet 
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The applet manipulates an apparatus that draws a parabola from its definition that the distance from a fixed point called the focus is equivalent to the distance from a fixed line called the directri...
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Ellipse Game

Ellipses (Algebra II) 
Java Applet 
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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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Ellipse and Hyperbola

Ellipses (Algebra II)+ 
Java Applet 
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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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Elliptical Gear

Ellipses (Algebra II) 
Java Applet 
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The workings of an ellipse as a gear.
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Elliptical Pool Table

Ellipses (Algebra II) 
Java Applet 
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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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Focus of parabola

Parabolas (Algebra II) 
Java Applet 
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This applet illustrates the phenomena that parallel beams reflect on the parabola face and gather at one point. The point is the focus of parabola. Using the applet, investigate the relationship bet...
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General Conic Equation Plotter

Graph from equation (Algebra II)+ 
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This graphs equations of conic sections in standard form. Making a circle, ellipse, and line are easy, but it gets trickier as you try to make a parabola, or hyperbola. Students will have to think a...
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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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