This worksheet has a list of 25 conic section equations that are not given in standard form. Students will need to look carefully for key components in each equation to help them distinguish one type of conic section from another.
Worksheet extension ideas:
1. Students can rewrite the equations in standard form.
2. After rewriting the equations in standard form, they can list foci, vertices, center, etc. (and even graph the conic sections).
3. You can make it a game by setting a time limit and seeing which student (or team) has the most correct answers in the allotted time.