Education Technology

What’s my Locus?

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

In this activity, students will explore the focus/directrix and reflection properties of parabolas. They are led to conjecture each property and then prove them analytically.

Before the Activity

Download the attached PDF and look over the information on the first two pages. Download and distribute the attached .tns file and Student Worksheet for use during the activity.

During the Activity

Discuss the material from the activity pages and worksheet with students as needed.

After the Activity

Encourage students to summarize what they have learned from completing the activity.