
02370858
j
2007d.00315
Brown, Elizabeth M.
Jones, Elizabeth
Understanding conic sections using alternate graph paper.
Math. Teach. (Reston) 99, No. 5, 322327 (2005).
2005
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
EN
G73
G74
conic sections
coordinate systems
graph of a function
focusdirectrix graph paper
focusfocus graph paper
visualization
http://my.nctm.org
Summary: This article describes 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.