Algebra II Module 1, Topic C, Lesson 33

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Student Outcomes

  • Students model the locus of points at equal distance between a point (focus) and a line (directrix). They construct a parabola and understand this geometric definition of the curve. They use algebraic techniques to derive the analytic equation of the parabola.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
G.GPE.2 Derive the equation of a parabola given a focus and directrix.

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