You are not logged in.
login | register
Tool: Conic Flyer
Screenshot:
Tool Thumbnail

Go to: http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/ConicFlyer/ (opens a new window)
Description: 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 user moves the slider bars.
Technology Type: Java Applet 
Author: Shodor: Project Interactivate
Language: English 
Cost: Does not require payment for use

Average Rating:  [3] Login to rate this resource
My MathTools: Login to Subscribe / Save This
Reviews: see the 1 review of this resource / add a review of this Tool 
Discussions: see the 1 post discussing this resource

Tools: Function Flyer
Slope Slider
Data Flyer
Graph Sketcher
Courses: Algebra II Conic sections, Circles, Parabolas, Ellipses, Hyperbolas, Graph from equation, Equation from graph
PreCalculus general, standard forms of equations

Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: kapolka, Aug 6 2004 10:27:00:850AM
Appropriate for: introduction to a concept, practice of skills and understandings, applications of a concept or technique
Ability to meet my goals: Effective
Recommended for: Algebra II: Conic sections
Read the full length reviews for this resource
  tpowers
Comment:Answers a good deal of questions, but I wish you could modify more things, like eccentricity.