Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Hashing Out Hyperbolas - Section 2: Explore


One sticking point for students was how the a and b values of the hyperbola equation are related to the a and b values of the ellipse equation. Since the a value in the ellipse equation was always larger than the b value (representing the major axis), students were getting confused when they were getting an a value that was less than b. I made sure to make a not about this once we had our whole class discussion.

  The a and b values of the Hyperbola Equation
  Connection to Prior Knowledge: The a and b values of the Hyperbola Equation
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Hashing Out Hyperbolas

Unit 10: Conic Sections
Lesson 3 of 10

Objective: SWBAT solve problems using hyperbolas.

Big Idea: Analyze hyperbolas using three different lenses.

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Math, Precalculus and Calculus, conic sections, hyperbola
  50 minutes
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