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Ellipses with center at (h, k)

Published on 04/05/2006

Activity Overview

Students will put the equations of an ellipse with center at (h, k) in standard form. Identify the center, vertices, co-vertices, foci, length of diamter axis, and length of the minor diameter. They will graph the ellipses.

Before the Activity

Students need to be familar with TI 84+ APPS files.

During the Activity

Students will need to be introduced to the transformation of graphs in a general sense specifically ellipses. Introduction to the Conic APPS.

After the Activity

The Power Point doc is an answer file for the equations of the ellipses. Graphs can be checked with the Conics APPS file.