Review the general forms of conic section equations, identifying conic sections from their equations.
This lesson covers changing a general second-degree equation into the standard form of a parabola, ellipse, circle or hyperbola.
General Forms of Conic Sections Interactive
Uses an example problem to show how to simplify an equation and graph it to identify the conic shape.
To activate prior knowledge, make personal connections, reflect on key concepts, encourage critical thinking, and assess student knowledge on the topic prior to reading using a Quickwrite.
To organize ideas, increase comprehension, synthesize learning, demonstrate understanding of key concepts, and reinforce vocabulary using a Quickwrite.