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Getting in Focus

High schoolers explore the concept of ellipses.  For 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.  High schoolers determine the length of the major axis and determine the equation of an ellipse given two foci.

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9th - 12th
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Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning

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