# Conic Sections Teacher Resources

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#### AP Calculus AB

Prepare high school mathematicians for the AP Calculus AB exam with a collection of 38 videos that can be used to introduce the topics or as a review. The videos focus on two processes; differentiating a function and integrating a...

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#### Krista King Math: Pre-Calculus

A precalculus playlist of 29-videos demonstrates the processes and includes step-by-step explanations of functions. The collection includes inverse trig functions, polar coordinates, graphing polar curves, parametric curves, analytic...

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#### Introduction to Conic Sections

Here parabolas, circles, ellipses, and hyperbolas are introduced by showing a general graph of each. By showing intersection of a plane and a cone to create the different conic sections one can see how these curves are related.

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#### Introduction to Conic Sections

What do circles and parabolas have in common? An informative video focuses on the intersection of a plane with a double cone creates conic sections, including circles, parabolas, ellipses, and hyperbolas. Two problem videos cover...

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#### Conic Sections: Intro to Circles

The equation of a circle is explored in this video by looking first at the equation of a circle with the center at the origin; then building upon that, equations of circles that are shifted off the origin.

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#### Conic Sections: Intro to Circles

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#### Conic Sections: Hyperbolas 2

Here is an example in this video of graphing a hyperbola centered at the origin. First, Sal shows solving for the equations of the asymptotes and then shows how to determine the direction of the hyperbola. He takes the approach of not...

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#### Conic Sections: Hyperbolas 3

Continuing with the study of graphing hyperbolas, Sal shows an example of graphing a parabola that is centered at a point off the origin. By looking at the equation, first without shifting it, he helps listeners develop an intuitive...

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#### Conic Sections: Intro to Hyperbolas

In this video, Sal starts with the equation of a hyperbola by first comparing it to the equation of the circle, and ellipse. He then shows how to find the equation of the asymptotes by solving for y. He also shows a few intuitive ways to...

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#### Conic Identification 3

This is the last of three well-done videos on identifying and graphing conic sections from an equation. Here, Sal shows graphing a circle, not centered at the origin, and a parabola that opens downward.

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#### Identifying Conics 1

After watching this video, you should be able to write an equation of a conic section in standard form, and identify the conic section from its equation. In an example problem, Sal reviews how to complete the square and graph an ellipse...

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#### Conic Identification 3

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#### Identifying Conics 1

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#### Classifying Conic Sections

For this conic section worksheet, students classify 8 conic sections. They write the standard form of 8 conic sections. Students sketch the graph of six shapes. For the graphs, students are directed to find either vertex and focus, or...

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#### Eccentricity of Conic Sections

In this conic sections activity, 11th graders solve and complete 26 various types of problems. First, they identify the eccentricity of each equation shown. Then, students use the information provided to write the standard form equation...

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#### Identifying Conics 2

In this video, Sal shows again how to write an equation of a conic section in standard form and identify the conic section it represents. This time, his example is of a hyperbola (not centered at the origin), which he also graphs.

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#### Identifying Conics 2

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#### Foci of a Hyperbola

In this video, Sal defines the vertex and the foci of a hyperbola, and shows how to locate both. By comparing the hyperbola to an ellipse throughout the video, the listener sees the similarities between these two conic sections. This...

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#### Foci of a Hyperbola

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#### Parametric Equations 3

Following his intuitive manner, Sal considers another set of parametric equations. This time, he looks at two equations using trigonometric functions and using one of the basic trigonometric identities, removes the parameter from the...

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#### Conic Sections

In this conic sections activity, students solve and complete 17 various types of problems. First, they write the conics in standard form and graph. Then, students determine the equation that best represents each description that includes...

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#### Conics Introduction and Parabolas

Where did conic sections get their name? The equation and graph of a parabola are developed from the definition of the conic section. Teacher examples on graphing the equation and writing an equation from the graph round out the plan.

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#### Conic Sections

Students, while using a graphing calculator, graph systems of conic sections as well as identify their solutions. They complete various word problems dealing with conic sections with their calculators. In addition, students sketch graphs...

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#### Conic Sections

In this conic sections worksheet, students solve and complete 8 different problems identifying various types of conic sections. First, they write each equation given in standard form. Then, students determine whether the graph of each of...

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