# Ellipse Teacher Resources

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#### Let's Make Conics Comical

Conics have lots of little pieces and lots of rules to make them what they are. In this collection, you'll find a video for each of the main conics—except for ellipses, as well as lesson plans, unit plans, activities, and worksheets. All...

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#### Astronomy

Space is the new frontier and astronomers boldly go where no humans have gone before. Guided by Einstein's theories, Kepler's Laws, and knowledgeable narrators, viewers of a 10-video collection explore the Universe and learn about...

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#### EngageNY Precalculus and Advanced Topics Module 3: Rational and Exponential Functions

In Module 3, precalculus students review the fundamental theorem of algebra, and then find roots of polynomials and roots of unity using polynomial identities, the binomial theorem, and Pascal’s Triangle. As part of their study of...

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#### Mission to Mars

Martians beware! Earthlings are on the way! A 13-resource collection prepares future astronauts for space travel by studying interesting facts about the Red Planet, the history of Martian exploration, and the development of robotics....

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#### EngageNY Precalculus and Advanced Topics Curriculum

A 5-module complete precalculus course begins with young mathematicians exploring linearity, complex number operations as transformation, and the power of the right notation. Module 2 has pupils examining incidence relationships in...

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#### What is an Ellipse?

This video answers the question, �What is an ellipse?� It gives a definition of an ellipse, shows the ellipses relation of a plane to a cone, and the names of different parts of the ellipse.

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#### Foci of an Ellipse

The foci of an ellipse are explored in this video. First, foci are shown as the two points on the major axis such that the sum of the distance from a point on the ellipse and the foci points is the same as the distance from any point on...

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#### Foci of an Ellipse

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#### Introduction to Conics - The Ellipse

High schoolers identify and graph ellipses. After a teacher led discussion on shapes created when intersected by a plane and the use of conic sections, students create a graphic organizer containing the information. A United Streaming...

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#### The Ellipse

This is a practical sheet with the instructions to draw a set of ellipses. After following the diagrams, there are ten questions to complete, with calculations expected for alternate orbits and comparisons related to actual planets in...

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#### Ellipses Centered at the Origin: Lithotripsy

Investigate ellipses through the lens of medical applications. Pupils use a medical scenario to determine the equation of an ellipse. By using the interactive, learners determine the foci and major and minor axes of the ellipse that...

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#### Ellipse Elements and Equations

Challenge your class to provide an ellipse when given two points and two lines. The lesson presents both graphical and analytical methods to writing the equation of an ellipse. The class investigates its components, how they relate to...

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#### Ellipses: The Ellipse

Learners explore ellipses by changing the lengths and orientation of the major and minor axis. Using the interactive, they determine the equation of the ellipse and its eccentricity. Given an equation the scholars identify the center,...

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#### Ellipses and Kepler's First Law

The class examines graphs in the form r = F(Â¿Â¿) in polar coordinates (r, Â¿Â¿), in particular with the circle, ellipse and other conic sections. They determine the nature of an ellipse by studying the role of the semimajor axis and...

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#### Transformations with Circles and Ellipses

High schoolers use problem solving skills to rotate, reflect, translate, and dilate a given ellipse and circle. Students graph their circles and ellipses and practice writing and solving equations based on their graphs.

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#### 7-4 Ellipse: Classwork #1

Skills practice is very important. Use this worksheet to reinforce graphing and to answer ellipse problems. There are six problems to solve.

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#### Ellipse Lab

Leading the students to draw a representation of ellipses of planets, this handout will help understanding the planet movement around the sun. There are ten questions about the analysis of those orbits and a conclusino specifically...

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#### Ellipses: a Mini Lesson

“Use ellipses to show omitted material from a quoted passage . . . and to maintain good grammar . . . .” Everything learners need to know about ellipses and how to uses them is included in colorful presentation that is rich with...

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#### The Line and the Ellipse

What do a line and an ellipse have in common? Maybe zero, one, or two points! Learners consider the equation of an ellipse and a line to determine if their graphs have any shared points. They then write a system of equations, including...

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#### Kelper's Laws Lab

Using an online planetary simulator, astrophysics students explore each of Kepler's laws. The 13-page printable handout walks them through the activity, which also includes using string, pushpins, and a pencil to model three different...

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#### Round and Round We Go — Exploring Orbits in the Solar System

Math and science come together in this cross-curricular astronomy lesson plan on planetary motion. Starting off with a hands-on activity that engages the class in exploring the geometry of circles and ellipses, this lesson plan then...

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#### Constructing an Ellipse

Students explore the concept of ellipses. In this ellipses lesson, students construct ellipses on their Ti-Nspire. Students plot two foci and then construct an ellipse. Students determine the the semi-major and semi-minor axis of...

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#### Ellipses (Part 1)

Students work with Ellipses in Algebra II. In this algebra lesson plan, students solve an equation with a radical expression. They graph ellipses and write an equation for them.

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#### Drawing Ellipses Lab

In this ellipse worksheet, students learn the difference between an orbit and an ellipse. They draw ellipses and calculate the distance between foci, they calculate the length of the major axis and they determine the eccentricity. They...