Here are some awesome conics projects done by my sophomores in Accelerated Algebra 2 at the end of our conics unit. It was easy on my part. I found Bob Lochel's Conics Project blog with video explanation. I had the kids watch the 29 minute explanation video of the project as homework and then get to work. I gave them little direction and they gave me such great work. They had to basically create a picture using the 4 conics we just learned but could use other stuff too. They had to do the graph picture, the colored picture, all the equations (thanks @desmos!), and then they had to solve two systems of equations as well. I didn't teach the solving of these systems but they rose to the challenge! I am so proud.
It took me a while to take pictures, send them to myself, save them, find a slideshow to do this with.
It took me forever to remember how to use picasa but here goes:
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