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   View Standards     Standard(s): [MA2015] ALT (9-12) 28 :
28 ) Create graphs of conic sections, including parabolas, hyperbolas, ellipses, circles, and degenerate conics, from second-degree equations. (Alabama)

Example: Graph x2 - 6x + y2 - 12y + 41 = 0 or y2 - 4x + 2y + 5 = 0.

a. Formulate equations of conic sections from their determining characteristics. (Alabama)

Example: Write the equation of an ellipse with center (5, -3), a horizontal major axis of length 10, and a minor axis of length 4.


Subject: Mathematics (9 - 12)
Title: Cutting up With Conics
Description:

This learning activity will be used at the beginning of a unit on graphing conic sections to help engage the student. The student will create graphs of conic sections, including parabolas, hyperbolas, ellipses, and circles.

This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.




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