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Human Conics

Human Conics

This geometry lesson from Illuminations involves using sidewalk chalk and rope to illustrate the locus definitions of ellipses and parabolas. Students will define conic sections, apply locus definitions and collaborate on the problem solving activity. It is best to do the lesson outdoors, where large areas of sidewalk or concrete are available. The material is intended for grades 9-12 and should require 1 class period to complete....

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