Education Technology

Conic Sections

Published on 02/26/2004

Activity Overview

This section of questions asks students to write the equations of conic sections given a variety of information. Students are also asked to find the foci of an ellipse and the asymptotes of a hyperbola. Solutions and explanations are included.

Before the Activity

  • Download the attached LearningCheck™ file to students' calculators.
  • Students should have access to TI-83 Plus or TI-84 Plus.
  • During the Activity

    This LearningCheck™ appvar can be sent to your class using TI-Navigator.

    After the Activity

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