This lesson involves exploring the curves that result from varying the defining conditions of an ellipse.
Focus/Directrix Definition of Conics
This lesson involves observing and describing relationships between the focus and the directrix of each conic: parabolas, ellipses, and hyperbolas.
Introduction to Conic Sections
This lesson involves observing how each of the conic sections is formed and connecting the locus definition of a parabola with the vertex form of a parabola.
Parametric Conic Sections
This activity has students create sliders to control parameters of parametric equations.
This lesson involves exploration of polar equations for conic sections.
Reflective Property of Conics
This lesson involves investigating the properties of basic reflective principles of conics.