Reflection: Complex Tasks Polar Equations of Conics - Day 2 of 2 - Section 1: Launch and Explore


Because the directrix is such an important part of the polar version of conics, I usually show students some graphs with the directrix added in. I added these into some of the Desmos graphs so that students could actually see the directrix line and we could review the geometric properties with the different types of conics.

  Graph the Directrix
  Complex Tasks: Graph the Directrix
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Polar Equations of Conics - Day 2 of 2

Unit 11: Parametric Equations and Polar Coordinates
Lesson 9 of 12

Objective: SWBAT graph and write equations of conic sections in polar form.

Big Idea: Apply the formula we derived for conic sections in polar form.

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