Conic Sections - Interactive Notebook Activities

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Are you having trouble getting your students to take effective notes during math lessons? Are you looking for quick activities that can be completed in a math journal or at the end of a lesson as a check for understanding? If so, these activities are for you. Please check out our full-length preview.

These math journal activities/scaffolded notes are perfect for Algebra II, Pre-Calculus or Integrated Math students. They can be used for introduction of topics or to reflect/review what you have covered in class discussion. The problems listed in this activity packet build nicely on each other if introduced in the order that they appear. Our students enjoy filling them out and organizing them in their math journals so that they can refer back to them throughout the year. These activities are a great way to promote writing in math. Keys are included for reference.

Packet includes the following activities:

What is the distance formula for two points?
What is the slope formula for two points?
What is the midpoint formula for two points?
How do you cut the cones to make the conic sections?
Steps for Determining Whether a Quadrilateral with Given Vertices is a Parallelogram (Worksheet)
Equations of Circles
Draw a picture of a circle that is tangent to the x-axis.
Draw a picture of a circle that is tangent to the y-axis.
Circles: Standard Form and Graphing
Use a system of equations to find the center and radius of a circle given three points on the circle.
Ellipse: Label the Diagram
Ellipse: Equations that you need to know.
Steps for writing the equation of an ellipse in standard form when given an equation in general form.
Hyperbola: Label the Diagram
Hyperbola: Equations that you need to know.
Steps for writing the equation of a hyperbola in standard form when given an equation in general form.
Parabola: Label the Diagram
Parabola: Equations that you need to know.
Steps for writing the equation of a parabola in standard form when given an equation in general form.
General Form of a Conic Section
Identify the conic section represented by each equation.
Steps for finding a rectangular equation given a parametric equation of a conic section.
Conic Section Review Sheet (2 pages)
Solving a System of Equations in Three Variables by Substitution (Review Sheets)

Plus 6 Interactive Notebook Activities

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Conic Sections - Interactive Notebook Activities
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Conic Sections - Interactive Notebook Activities
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