1. To review some vocabulary associated with hyperbolas
2. To learn to graph a hyperbola using its asymptotes as a guide.
This lesson uses a video to demonstrate how to graph a hyperbola which is centered at some point other than the origin. It then provides two practice problems so that students can check their understanding of the concept.
hyperbola: the name given to the graph of a rational function of the form
y = a/(x - h) + k
branch: each of the two separate curves that make up a hyperbola
asymptote: a line that a curve approaches very closely as either x or y gets very large but does not ever reach
This video gives step by step instructions for graphing a hyperbola.
Graph each hyperbola and then check your answers on the following pages.
After you've tried the two problems above check the
solutions shown below.