This lesson has students construct 3 conic sections through geometric definitions. Using the CABRI™ Geometry II application for the TI-89, students construct a parabola, an ellipse, and a hyperbola. (Topics - geometric shapes.
Before the Activity
Students should have access to the TI-89/TI-89 Titanium.
During the Activity
Students will use the TI-89 and CABRI geometry to investigate and verify parabolas, ellipses, and hyperbolas.
After the Activity
Review student results:
As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
Re-teach concepts as necessary