Getting in Focus

Students explore the concept of ellipses.  In this ellipses lesson, students are presented with a problem where they must determine the equation of an ellipse given foci in the context of an ambulance route.  Students determine the length of the major axis and determine the equation of an ellipse given two foci.

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Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Math
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Calculator
Year
2006
Usage Permissions
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