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Tool: Conic sections
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Go to: http://chuwm2.tripod.com/conics/flash.htm (opens a new window)
Description: A quick flash animation showing the conic sections being created by slicing the cone. Very clear, but the advertising may be annoying.
Technology Type: Flash 
Author: Chuwm
Language: English 
Cost: Does not require payment for use

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Courses: Algebra II Vocabulary

  Annie
Comment:This is a nice start, but the orientation of the planes isn't consistent, so some of the cases might be hard to understand for people just learning the topic.
  Craig
Comment:Pop-up ads annoying; doesn't show "circle," no "interaction." I would NOT use this tool to demonstrate... I can draw better examples myself, and make them fit what I was doing in class. Even static drawings in a textbook would be as good.