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Delving Deeper
Delving Deeper: A Specific Construction of a Conic From An Ellipse

 

September 2004, Volume 98, Issue 2, Page 98

Abstract:
An analytic and a geometric approach to locus of points of an ellipse that produce a conic section. The aim of Delving Deeper is for teachers to pose and solve novel math problems, expand on mathematical connections, or offer new insights into familiar math concepts. Delving Deeper focuses on mathematics content appealing to secondary school teachers. It provides a forum that allows classroom teachers to share their mathematics from their work with students, their classroom investigations and products, and their other experiences. Delving Deeper is a regular department of Mathematics Teacher.

Keywords:
Article
3-D Shapes
Grades 9-12
Constructions
Teacher
Problems
Representation
Theory