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Module - Analyzing Conic Sections
Lesson 2 - Parabolas
Objective

The student will be able to write equations of parabolas and graph parabolas having certain properties.

 
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Conic Investigation

Move the red points so that they are all equidistant from Point O.
Use the conic tool and select five points. Describe the conic that is made.

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SOL

Has been moved to MA.8 - The student will investigate and identify the characteristics of conic section equations in (h, k) and standard forms. Transformations in the coordinate plane will be used to graph conic sections.

Common Core Standards

Warm-up
  1. ExamView: Distance and Midpoint Formula Review
Lessons
  1. Notes: Parabolas (ppt)
  2. Notes: Parabolas Outline (doc)
  3. Notes: Conics lessons 2 thru 5 (ppt)
  4. Activity: Geometer's Sketchpad (gsp)
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Internet Sites
  1. Notes: Parabola applet
  2. Video Tutor - Parabolas
Tasks

 

Practice
  1. Classwork: Parabolas (pdf)
  2. Classwork: Parabolas #1-9 (doc)
  3. Homework: Parabolas #1-7 (pdf)
  4. Homework: Parabolas #1-12 (doc)
Assessment
  1. ExamView: Parabolas Quiz
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