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Parabolas Are All Around UsLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Moving parabolas off of graph paper and into the real world is the task at hand in this detailed poster project. First, learners perform a cumulative activity identifying many characteristics of an assigned quadratic equation. Next, they...
Algebra 2 - Conic Sections - ParabolasLesson Planet
10 mins 9th - 12th
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...
Discovering Properties of Parabolas by Comparing and Contrasting Parabolic EquationsLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Here's a lesson with a laser focus on parabolas. Pupils learn how to derive the equation of a parabola given the equation of the directrix and the coordinates of the focus. Using a reference sheet, learners work in groups to derive the...
Conics Introduction and ParabolasLesson Planet
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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.
Graphing ParabolasLesson Planet
5 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Explore graphing quadratic functions by writing them in vertex form. Learners use their skills of completing the square to rewrite standard form in vertex form. They recognize key features in the equation and transfer them to the graph,...
Parabola Focus and Directrix 1Lesson Planet
15 mins 10th - 12th
Starting with a point (focus) and a line below the point (directrix), in this video, Sal tries to find the set of all points (locus) equidistant to the point and the line. He shows, using the distance formula, that indeed, we have an...