# Conic Sections Teacher Resources

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#### Introduction to Conic Sections

Here parabolas, circles, ellipses, and hyperbolas are introduced by showing a general graph of each. By showing intersection of a plane and a cone to create the different conic sections one can see how these curves are related.

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#### Conic Sections

In this conic sections worksheet, students solve and complete 17 various types of problems. First, they write the conics in standard form and graph. Then, students determine the equation that best represents each description that...

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#### Introduction to Conic Sections

What do circles and parabolas have in common? An informative video focuses on the intersection of a plane with a double cone creates conic sections, including circles, parabolas, ellipses, and hyperbolas. Two problem videos cover...

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#### Identifying Conics 1

After watching this video, you should be able to write an equation of a conic section in standard form, and identify the conic section from its equation. In an example problem, Sal reviews how to complete the square and graph an ellipse...

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#### Identifying Conics 2

In this video, Sal shows again how to write an equation of a conic section in standard form and identify the conic section it represents. This time, his example is of a hyperbola (not centered at the origin), which he also graphs.

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#### Conic Identification 3

This is the last of three well-done videos on identifying and graphing conic sections from an equation. Here, Sal shows graphing a circle, not centered at the origin, and a parabola that opens downward.

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#### Identifying Conics 1

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#### Identifying Conics 2

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#### Conic Sections

In this conic sections worksheet, learners solve and complete 8 different problems identifying various types of conic sections. First, they write each equation given in standard form. Then, students determine whether the graph of each of...

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#### Conic Sections

In this conic sections worksheet, 11th graders solve and complete 24 different types of problems. First, they write each equation in standard form. Then, students state whether the graph of the equation is a parabola, ellipse, circle, or...

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#### Conic Identification 3

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#### Conic Sections: Intro to Hyperbolas

In this video, Sal starts with the equation of a hyperbola by first comparing it to the equation of the circle, and ellipse. He then shows how to find the equation of the asymptotes by solving for y. He also shows a few intuitive ways to...

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#### Conic Sections: Hyperbolas 3

Continuing with the study of graphing hyperbolas, Sal shows an example of graphing a parabola that is centered at a point off the origin. By looking at the equation, first without shifting it, he helps listeners develop an intuitive...

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#### Algebra 2 - Conic Sections - Parabolas

The first minute and a half of this video rambles on before the presenter begins to talk about conic sections. Using a whiteboard, he dissects a cone to show the different shapes that are inside, focusing on parabolas. He gives an...

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#### Conic Sections: Hyperbolas 2

Here is an example in this video of graphing a hyperbola centered at the origin. First, Sal shows solving for the equations of the asymptotes and then shows how to determine the direction of the hyperbola. He takes the approach of not...

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#### Conic Sections: Intro to Ellipses

In this video, the equation and graph of an ellipse is explored by first centering the ellipse at the origin, and then shifting it and showing how that change is reflected in the equation. The terms minor axes, major axes, semi-minor...

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#### Conics Introduction and Parabolas

Where did conic sections get their name? The equation and graph of a parabola are developed from the definition of the conic section. Teacher examples on graphing the equation and writing an equation from the graph round out the plan.

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#### Conic Sections: Intro to Circles

The equation of a circle is explored in this video by looking first at the equation of a circle with the center at the origin; then building upon that, equations of circles that are shifted off the origin.

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#### Conic Sections: Intro to Hyperbolas

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#### Conic Sections: Hyperbolas 2

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#### Conic Sections: Hyperbolas 3

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#### Discovering Conic Sections in the Motion of Heavenly Bodies

Math scholars study conics and how they are used today. In this mathematical lesson, pupils construct and slice cones after viewing a demonstration.

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#### Saxon Math: Algebra 2 (Section 10)

In this 10th of 12 Saxon math sections, the curriculum definitely has an end-of-course feel to it. Conic sections, polar graphing, rational equations, and exponential inequalities all work to stretch the young algebrist and prepare them...

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#### Conics

In this conic sections worksheet, 11th graders solve and complete 16 different types of equations. First, they find the equation of the conic that has a given focus and directrix. Then, students convert each given polynomial to standard...