Understanding Conic Sections Using Alternate Graph Paper

  • Understanding Conic Sections Using Alternate Graph Paper

    Elizabeth Brown, Elizabeth Jones
    A description of two alternative coordinate systems and their use in graphing conic sections. This alternative graph paper helps students explore the idea of eccentricity using the definitions of the conic sections. Includes multiple examples of the uses of these alternative graphing sections, along with focus - directrix definitions of conic sections to be used with the new coordinate systems.