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Algebra 2

Conic Sections - Circles and Ellipses

Did you know that the orbit of comets in space is an example of Real World Ellipses? In Conic Sections - Circles and Ellipses, you'll learn about the algebraic and geometric characteristics of two of the conic sections. With an Introduction to Circles, you will explore how Equations of a Circle are used in Calculating the Radius of a Circle and Calculating the Center of a Circle. We'll also learn about The Ellispe and their elements, such as the Foci and Major and Minor Axes. You will see how Coverting the Equation of an Ellipse to Center Format will help in Graphing an Ellipse.

Sophia's Common Core-Aligned Pathways and Tutorials

We want to make it simple for you to begin integrating Common Core-Aligned Lessons into your classroom Our Math Pathways feature in-depth, relevant content that aligns to these new standards. As an added benefit, these Pathways use Sophia’s Many Ways To Learn, an innovative approach that features multiple instructors and teaching techniques to connect with all kinds of learning styles.

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Pathways that Teach Conic Sections - Circles and Ellipses

Pathways are a sequence of tutorials that help you learn a whole subject area, one concept at a time. Choose from multiple teachers and teaching styles.
CCSS Math Standard 9-12.G.GPE.1
Concepts: 3
Quiz Points: 45
CCSS Math Standard 9-12.G.GPE.3
Concepts: 2
Quiz Points: 30
Conic Sections - Circles and Ellipses Pathway
Concepts: 22
Quiz Points: 330
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