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Classifying Conics the Easy Way for Busy Teachers

Classifying Conics the Easy Way for Busy Teachers
Classifying Conics the Easy Way for Busy Teachers
Classifying Conics the Easy Way for Busy Teachers
Classifying Conics the Easy Way for Busy Teachers
Classifying Conics the Easy Way for Busy Teachers
Classifying Conics the Easy Way for Busy Teachers
Classifying Conics the Easy Way for Busy Teachers
Classifying Conics the Easy Way for Busy Teachers
Product Description
Flowchart to quickly classify a conic as a parabola, circle, ellipse or hyperbola.
3 Pages: Handout (Lesson) / Worksheet / Key
Equation editor software within MS Word is used for a clear, professional look.
Word is needed to print. MathType is needed to edit equations.

Page 1 is a handout that clearly, visually, and concisely articulates a flowchart method to classify a conic (of the form Ax^2 + Bxy + Cy^2 + Dx + Ey + F = 0) as a parabola, circle, ellipse, or hyperbola. No computation or written student work is needed. This method is much easier than the method of using the discriminant that is described in many textbooks.

Page 2 is an 20-question worksheet with room for student responses. No room is needed for student work.

Page 3 is the KEY for Page 2 (questions with answers).

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Copyright 2010, Thad J. Ackerman

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
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