Ch 10: High School Geometry: Conic Sections

Watch online math video lessons and learn about hyperbolas, parabolas, ellipses and more. Take the quizzes that follow each lesson to test your knowledge of conic sections.

High School Geometry: Conic Sections - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Get an introduction to the shapes you get when a plane and a cone intersect. Instructors teaching this chapter's video lessons illustrate the components of hyperbolas, ellipses and parabolas with plenty of examples. There are even multiple-choice quizzes and practice problems you can use to affirm your understanding of these conic sections and the steps involved in writing their equations. By the end of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

• Differentiate between a parabola, hyperbola and ellipse
• Identify a conic section's focus or foci
• Derive a conic section's equation using its focus or foci

Video Objectives
The Focus and Directrix of a Parabola Identify a parabola's focus and directrix when presented with its graph.
Finding the Equation of a Parabola from the Focus and Directrix Find out how a parabola's directrix and focus can be used to write its equation.
Foci and the Definitions of Ellipses and Hyperbolas Describe the relationship between each of these conic section's directrix and the distance from its foci.
Derive the Equation of an Ellipse from the Foci Explore methods for writing an ellipse's equation when given its foci.
Derive the Equation of a Hyperbola from the Foci Learn how to write equations for hyperbolas when given their foci.
Practice with the Conic Sections Practice writing equations for parabolas, hyperbolas and ellipses.

6 Lessons in Chapter 10: High School Geometry: Conic Sections
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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