Ch 28: Identifying Conic Sections: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The Identifying Conic Sections unit of this High School Precalculus Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about analytic geometry and conic sections. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our High School Precalculus Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about analytic geometry and conic sections. There is no faster or easier way to learn about identifying conic sections. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn centered and non-centered ellipses graphs, equations of ellipses in standard form, hyperbolas, parabolas, and conic section identification.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a mathematics curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and an Identifying Conic Sections unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Identifying Conic Sections Unit Objectives:

  • Explain, graph and write equations for ellipses.
  • Outline how to identify conic sections by their formulas.
  • Write a parabola equation in standard form.
  • Find the foci and vertices of a hyperbola.
  • Learn about the conic sections of a circle.
  • Discover how to graph parabolas at the origin.

8 Lessons in Chapter 28: Identifying Conic Sections: Homeschool Curriculum
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Defining and Graphing Ellipses in Algebra

1. Defining and Graphing Ellipses in Algebra

Watch this video lesson to find out what makes ellipses so unique. Learn what kind of shape an ellipse is, how you can create one yourself and how you can graph an ellipse by just looking at the numbers in the equation.

How to Write the Equation of an Ellipse in Standard Form

2. How to Write the Equation of an Ellipse in Standard Form

In algebra, we have equations that make our life so much easier. Some equations are able to tell us information without hard math. Watch this video lesson to see how the equation of an ellipse does this.

The Circle: Definition, Conic Sections & Distance Formula

3. The Circle: Definition, Conic Sections & Distance Formula

Watch this video lesson, and you will learn what makes a circle a conic section. Also learn how to calculate the circumference of a circle. You will learn about the one important measurement that you need for any circle.

The Hyperbola: Definition, Vertices, Foci & Graphing

4. The Hyperbola: Definition, Vertices, Foci & Graphing

In this video lesson, we'll learn what a hyperbola is and how to graph one using the standard equation to find the center point, vertices and focus points.

How to Write the Equation of a Hyperbola in Standard Form

5. How to Write the Equation of a Hyperbola in Standard Form

When it comes to equations in algebra, there is most always a standard form that provides us with useful information. Watch this video lesson to learn how to write the standard form equation of a hyperbola by using information about the hyperbola.

The Parabola: Definition & Graphing

6. The Parabola: Definition & Graphing

Watch this video lesson to learn what a parabola is and how you can graph it. Find out how to extract useful information from the standard form equation of a parabola to help you graph it.

How to Write the Equation of a Parabola in Standard Form

7. How to Write the Equation of a Parabola in Standard Form

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to write the equation of a parabola in standard form when given just two important points from the parabola. Learn what these two points are and how they relate to the parabola.

How to Identify a Conic Section by Its Formulas

8. How to Identify a Conic Section by Its Formulas

In algebra, we have a formula for everything. Take a cone and slice it and we have a formula for the shape that results. Watch this video lesson to learn how to distinguish between these formulas.

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