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Unit Assessment: Conic Sections - Section 1: Unit Assessment

When I graded this exam, I was struck by how many errors were algebraic in nature and not related to the conceptual understanding of conics. For example, many students made an error while completing the square to convert from general form to standard form of a conic. Thus, when I asked for the coordinates of vertices or foci, their answers were incorrect because they had the wrong *a* and *b* values. However, their coordinates were correct for the standard equation that they had.

In the future I think I need to supplement the chapter with a few more examples of just the algebraic techniques so students have plenty of opportunity to review this algebraic concept that becomes important in this unit.

*Algebra Causes Errors*

*Complex Tasks: Algebra Causes Errors*

# Unit Assessment: Conic Sections

Lesson 10 of 10

## Objective: SWBAT use conic sections to solve a variety of problems.

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#### Unit Assessment

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In this document are some sample problems that you may choose to use for your unit assessment over conic sections.I discuss one of the problems in the video below.

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- UNIT 2: Polynomial and Rational Functions
- UNIT 3: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
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- UNIT 6: Additional Trigonometry Topics
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- LESSON 1: Conics Sections with Princess the Dog
- LESSON 2: Exploring Ellipses
- LESSON 3: Hashing Out Hyperbolas
- LESSON 4: Pondering Parabolas
- LESSON 5: Classifying Conics
- LESSON 6: Rotated Conic Sections - Day 1 of 2
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- LESSON 8: Unit Review: Conic Sections
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- LESSON 10: Unit Assessment: Conic Sections