Reflection: Lesson Planning Cutting Conics - Section 2: Investigation: Cutting Conics


After implementing this lesson, I realized that cutting cone cups with scissors had some disadvantages: Cutting Conics, using paper cones and scissors.

Next year, I plan to use play dough cones and plastic knifes instead: Cutting Conics, using playdough cones and plastic knife.

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Cutting Conics

Unit 6: Conic Sections
Lesson 1 of 13

Objective: SWBAT identify the four conic sections and how they are actually sections of a cone.

Big Idea: As an introduction to this unit, students actually cut cones to discover the four conic sections.

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Math, Precalculus and Calculus, parabola, conic sections, circles, hyperbola, ellipse, PreCalculus, cross, Conic
  30 minutes
cutting conics promoting converstaions
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