Parabola with Horizontal Directrix
Students find the vertex, directrix, and focus of a parabola. They graph parabolic functions and solve application problems involving parabalas.
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Discovering Properties of Parabolas by Comparing and Contrasting Parabolic Equations
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...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Conics Introduction and Parabolas
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.
10th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable