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Elliptic Variations

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This lesson involves exploring the curves that result from varying the defining conditions of an ellipse.
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Foci Definition of Ellipses and Hyperbolas

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This lesson involves observing and describing the relationships between the foci of ellipses and hyperbolas and the shape of the corresponding curves.
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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.
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Introduction to Conic Sections

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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.
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Parametric Conic Sections

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This activity has students create sliders to control parameters of parametric equations.
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Polar Conics

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This lesson involves exploration of polar equations for conic sections.
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Reflective Property of Conics

This lesson involves investigating the properties of basic reflective principles of conics.
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