# Ch 15: Algebra II: Conic Sections

Watch online math video lessons and learn about circles, hyperbolas, ellipses and parabolas. These video lessons are short and engaging and make learning easy!

## Algebra II: Conic Sections - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Put your graphing and algebraic problem-solving abilities to the test with this chapter on conic sections. Instructors show you how these skills, along with a working knowledge of vertices, foci and directrices, can be used to graph and write equations for conic sections. By the end of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

• Define ellipse, circle, hyperbola and parabola
• Identify conic sections' foci and vertices
• Graph conic sections centered at various points on the coordinate plane
• Write the equation for a conic section in standard form

Video Objectives
Defining and Graphing Ellipses in Algebra Learn how to graph ellipses centered at the origin as well as at other points on the coordinate plane.
How to Write the Equation of an Ellipse in Standard Form Examine methods for writing equations of ellipses in standard form.
The Circle: Definition, Conic Sections & Distance Formula Explain how to work with circle conic sections and use the distance formula.
The Hyperbola: Definition, Vertices, Foci & Graphing Learn strategies for graphing a hyperbola after identifying its foci and vertices.
How to Write the Equation of a Hyperbola in Standard Form Find out how to write the equation of a hyperbola in standard form.
The Parabola: Definition & Graphing Get tips for graphing parabolas with vertices at the origin as well as at other points on the coordinate plane.
How to Write the Equation of a Parabola in Standard Form Discover methods for writing a parabola's equation in standard form.
How to Identify a Conic Section by Its Formulas Use formulas to determine whether a conic section is a parabola, hyperbola, circle or ellipse.

8 Lessons in Chapter 15: Algebra II: Conic Sections
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Chapter Practice Exam
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