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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2014 Regional Conference and Exposition: Richmond, Virginia

Please note: The NCTM conference program is subject to change.

120- A Potpourri of Conic Section Construction Techniques

Thursday, November 13, 2014: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
B21A (Greater Richmond Convention Center)
Lead Speaker:
Daniel Scher
Scott Steketee

Few topics connect with as many branches of mathematics as conic sections. Congruency, similarity, the Pythagorean theorem, and trigonometry all play a role in investigating ellipses, parabolas, and hyperbolas. This session provides an interactive tour of the many physical models that draw conics, as well as their counterparts built with Sketchpad.

Presentation Format: 9-12 Session
Grade Band Audience: 9 to 12

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