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Conic Sections: Draw It, Write It, Do It

Barbara Leapard, Joanne Caniglia 

October 2005, Volume 99, Issue 3, Page 152

Abstract:
A challenging activity for integrating mathematics and art using conic sections. Students create a drawing that is formed by the graphs of linear equations and conic sections and record the equations with domain and range for each. The art work incorporates graphing calculators and pencil and pencil and paper graphs.

Keywords:
Article
Calculus and Higher Level Mathematics
Conceptual Development
Grades 9-12
Connections / Applications
Teacher