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Graphing Calculator

Ellipses (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

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

Ellipses (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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Conic_Connections

Ellipses (Algebra II) 
Sketchpad 
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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

Ellipses (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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Equation of a Vertical Ellipse

Ellipses (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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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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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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Equation of a Horizontal Ellip...

Ellipses (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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Reflective Properties of Ellip...

Ellipses (Algebra II) 
Java Applet 
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Interactive page to demonstrate the reflective properties of ellipses.
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Toy

Ellipses (Algebra II) 
Java Applet 
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An interactive page to demonstrate an ellipse.
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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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Matching Equations to Descript...

Ellipses (Algebra II) 
JavaScript 
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Match each of the equations with the description of the graph created by the equation (hyperbola, parabola, circle, ellipse, line, and other).
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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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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 tool itself is to a zip file that contains both the sketch and a pdf file of the correspo...
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