Ch 11: Conic Sections: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Conic Sections chapter of this High School Geometry Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about conic sections. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach all of the operations involving conic sections required in a typical high school geometry course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other high school geometry work.
  • Identify the conic sections concepts that you're stuck on.
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  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our high school geometry tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about conic sections and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding ellipses, hyperbolas, parabolas or any other conic sections topic
  • Have limited time for studying
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  • Prefer learning math visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their conic sections unit
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  • Want to get ahead in high school geometry
  • Don't have access to their math teacher outside of class

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Learning objectives:

  • Learn to work with circle conic sections.
  • Gain the knowledge needed to locate a hyperbola's vertices and foci.
  • Explore parabolas, and learn to graph them with vertices both at and not at the origin.
  • Learn to identify a conic section by its formulas.

6 Lessons in Chapter 11: Conic Sections: Tutoring Solution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Derive the Equation of a Hyperbola from the Foci

1. Derive the Equation of a Hyperbola from the Foci

This lesson will go over what a hyperbola is and walk through the steps of finding the equation of a hyperbola given just the foci and vertex. After learning the process, we will look at an example of finding a hyperbola equation given this information.

Derive the Equation of an Ellipse from the Foci

2. Derive the Equation of an Ellipse from the Foci

In this lesson, you're going to learn the definition of an ellipse and foci, the standard forms of the equation for an ellipse, and how to find such an equation when given the foci.

Finding the Equation of a Parabola from the Focus and Directrix

3. Finding the Equation of a Parabola from the Focus and Directrix

A parabola is the familiar shape seen in many physical applications, like the path taken by a ball thrown upwards. This lesson explores equations for the parabola and shows how they may be obtained from two quantities: the focus and the directrix.

Foci and the Definitions of Ellipses and Hyperbolas

4. Foci and the Definitions of Ellipses and Hyperbolas

In this lesson, we'll look at the definition of an ellipse and a hyperbola. We'll use the foci of each of these to define them technically and formally, and we'll look at some examples to make the definitions more understandable.

Practice with the Conic Sections

5. Practice with the Conic Sections

Conic sections are shapes created by cutting through a 3D cone. In this lesson, learn how to identify each conic section from its graph and characteristic equation.

The Focus and Directrix of a Parabola

6. The Focus and Directrix of a Parabola

In this lesson, we will review what a parabola is, then we will look at the formal definition of a parabola, introducing the focus and directrix of a parabola. We will look at some examples to help solidify our understanding of these concepts.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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