Day 165: Hyperbola Dreamin’

Its the day before a four day Memorial week-end!  We were so lucky this year because we didn’t need to use all of the weather-related make-up days in the district calendar.  Thus, we have this glorious 4-day, so needed, break!

So what do I do with my Precalculus classes during the last periods of the week?!  Derive the hyperbola equation from the geometric definition, of course.  And I was so So SO proud of my kiddos because they hung in there during the entire derivation contributing next steps they whole way.

derive hyperbola equation

And we were able to see where the Pythagorean relationship “falls out” from the derivation.  All in all, I am really lucky to have such engaged students!

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