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NUMB3RS Activity: Waxing Elliptical

Eleventh graders explore ellipses.  In this Algebra II lesson, 11th graders generate an ellipse by folding wax paper.  Students investigate how the distance between foci of an ellipse and the shape of the ellipse are related. 

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Grade
11th
Subjects
Math
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
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Year
2006
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