Algebra 2 Honors Names:_______________________________Mathematical Modeling with Conics
Due: Monday, April 30, 2012
: To be able to graph and write equations of conics.
Digital camera, computer, GeoGebra software (a link to thedownload is on my webpage.)
: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
(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.
Have fun and good luck!