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Algebra 2 Honors Names:_______________________________Mathematical Modeling with Conics
Due: Monday, April 30, 2012

Objective
: To be able to graph and write equations of conics.
Materials Needed:
Instructions
:At this point, you should be able to recognize and graph
circles, ellipses andparabolas
. You will have Wednesday and Friday in class to work on the followingproject.Do the following for
TWO
(of the three listed above) conic sections:1)

Find and photograph representations of the conic section. (Note: You MAYNOT use your cell phone as a camera for this project!)2)

Put your image into a GeoGebra file. (Instructions are on my webpage.)3)

Fit a conic section to your picture.a.

First find relative information such as directrix, foci etc.b.

Write an equation that will model a conic section to your photograph.c.

Input the equation into GeoGebra. (Instructions are on my webpage.)
How to hand in your project:

Turn in printouts of your GeoGebra files to me at the start of class on Mondayas well as any related work (such as the information found in part 3a.) Use apaper clip, do not staple your project. (One set per group.)

Hand in the attached rubric for each group member with names on it.

Email me your GeoGebra files saved as .png files. Instructions on how to save
the images are on my webpage under “Dr.
X
s
GeoGebra Instructions.”
Have fun and good luck!

Name: _________________________________Group Members: _________________________________
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4 3 2 1MathematicalConcepts
Explanation shows completeunderstanding of themathematical concepts usedto solve the problem(s).Explanation showssubstantial understanding of the mathematical conceptsused to solve theproblem(s).Explanation shows someunderstanding of themathematical conceptsneeded to solve theproblem(s).Explanation shows verylimited understanding of theunderlying concepts neededto solve the problem(s) ORis not written.
Neatness andOrganization
The work is presented in aneat, clear, organizedfashion that is easy to read.The work is presented in aneat and organized fashionthat is usually easy to read.The work is presented in anorganized fashion but maybe hard to read at times.The work appears sloppyand unorganized. It is hardto know what informationgoes together.
Working with Others
Student was an engagedpartner, listening tosuggestions of others andworking cooperativelythroughout lesson.Student was an engagedpartner but had troublelistening to others and/or working cooperatively.Student cooperated withothers, but neededprompting to stay on-task.Student did not workeffectively with others.

Graph and Photo (1)
Graph and photo is clear and greatly add to thereader's understanding of the procedure(s). All keycomponents are clearlylabeled.Graph and photo is are clear and easy to understand.Most key components areclearly labeled.Graph and photo issomewhat difficult tounderstand. Some keycomponents are labeled.Graph and photo is difficultto understand or are notused. Few key componentsare labeled.
Explanation and KeyComponents (1)
Explanation is detailed andclear. All key componentsare clearly listed.Explanation is clear. Somekey components aremissing.Explanation is a little difficultto understand, but includescritical components. Multiplekey components aremissing.Explanation is difficult tounderstand and is missingseveral components ORwas not included.
Graph and Photo (2)
Graph and photo is clear and greatly add to thereader's understanding of the procedure(s). All keycomponents are clearlylabeled.Graph and photo is are clear and easy to understand.Most key components areclearly labeled.Graph and photo issomewhat difficult tounderstand. Some keycomponents are labeled.Graph and photo is difficultto understand or are notused. Few key componentsare labeled.
Explanation and KeyComponents (2)
Explanation is detailed andclear. All key componentsare clearly listed.Explanation is clear. Somekey components aremissing.Explanation is a little difficultto understand, but includescritical components.Multiple key componentsare missing.Explanation is difficult tounderstand and is missingseveral components ORwas not included.