Education Technology

Getting Started with Conic Graphing App

Published on 12/10/2005

Activity Overview

The Conic Graphing Application provides enhanced conics functions to the already powerful TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus. Graph or trace circles, ellipses, hyperbolas, and parabolas and solve for the conic's characteristics. Present equations in function, parametric, or polar form.

Before the Activity

Download the attached PDF and look over it. Make copies to handout to your students if necessary.

During the Activity

Go through the worksheet with your students.

After the Activity

Review student answers:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary