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Trace of Shadow

Conic Sections (PreCalculus) 
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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Exploring Conic Sections with ...

Conic Sections (PreCalculus) 
Sketchpad 
Activity 
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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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Conic Graphing App Activity

Conic Sections (PreCalculus) 
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 and Special Poi...

Conic Sections (PreCalculus) 
Flash 
Support Material 

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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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Parametric Representations of ...

Conic Sections (PreCalculus) 
TI Calculator 
Support Material 

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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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GeoCalc

Conic Sections (PreCalculus) 
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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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Geometry Expressions

Conic Sections (PreCalculus) 
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Tool 
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Geometry Expressions is an interactive symbolic geometry system. This means: Geometric figures can be defined by either symbolic constraints or numeric locations. Measurements on your drawing are n...
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Graphing Calculator (formerly ...

Conic Sections (PreCalculus) 
Computer 
Tool 
$ 
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A very powerful graphing program that is also especially easy to use. You can graph functions in two or more dimensions using different kinds of coordinates. You can make animations and save as movies...
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Math911

Conic Sections (PreCalculus) 
Computer 
Tool 
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Tutorial feebased software for PCs that must be downloaded to the user's computer. It covers topics from prealgebra through precalculus, including trigonometry and some statistics. The software pos...
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Equation of a Parabola

Conic Sections (PreCalculus) 
Flash 
Tool 

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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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Laboratory

Conic Sections (PreCalculus) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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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The Focusdirectrix Definition

Conic Sections (PreCalculus) 
Java Applet 
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The CabriJava applet shows a conic with focus F, directrix L passing through a point P. The choice of P determines the eccentricity  as the ratio PQ/PF. You can move F and P to see what shapes ar...
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Conic Graphing App

Conic Sections (PreCalculus) 
TI83/TI84 
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This App will present equations in function, parametric, or polar form and provides a simple way to graph the four conic shapes: circle, ellipse, hyperbola, and parabola. The required parameters can b...
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Calculating the Asymptotes (Al...

asymptotes (PreCalculus) 
Flash 
Support Material 

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This minilesson explains how to calculate asymptotes of a hyperbola and graph it.
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Conic_Connections

asymptotes (PreCalculus) 
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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Properties of an Ellipse

circles (PreCalculus) 
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

circles (PreCalculus) 
JavaScript 
Support Material 

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

circles (PreCalculus) 
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

Conic_Connections

circles (PreCalculus) 
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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Conic_Connections

directrix (PreCalculus) 
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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Ellipses: The Congruent Triang...

ellipses (PreCalculus) 
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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Properties of an Ellipse

ellipses (PreCalculus) 
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

ellipses (PreCalculus) 
JavaScript 
Support Material 

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

ellipses (PreCalculus) 
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

Equation of a Horizontal Ellip...

ellipses (PreCalculus) 
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 xaxis. Students can use this Tab Tutor program to learn about the equation of this ellipse an...
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