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The Standard and General Forms of a Parabola

Author(s): 
Larry Green

Larry Green (greenl@ltcc.cc.ca.us)

Lake Tahoe Community College

These applets provide interactive student activities to make connections between the graphical and analytical interpretation of "completing the square" and writing the equation of a parabola in general and standard form. Students can opt for testing their understanding through randomly generated problems, or they can supplement textbook problems by entering their own equation of a parabola to work with.

INTENDED USES:

Class demo
Student use

APPROPRIATE COURSES:

Early College, High School (9-12)

SOFTWARE SPECIFICATIONS:

Should work in a generic web browser with Java plugin

Open Standard/General Form of a Parabola in a new window

Larry Green, "The Standard and General Forms of a Parabola," Loci (June 2004)

Dummy View - NOT TO BE DELETED