This is a procedural exercise demonstrating the use of the Conics application on the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus.
Before the Activity
See the attached Activity PDF file(s) for detailed instructions for this activity.
Install the Conic Graphing App on the students' graphing calculators following the attached instructions.
During the Activity
Follow the procedures outlined in the activity.
Be able to graph conic sections using the Conic application.
After the Activity
Review student answers
As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
Re-teach concepts as necessary