Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Conics and the Super Moon

Earlier this year we talked about conics in Precalc. One day for a warm up I gave them this problem:

It was a fun little way to talk about a real-life ellipse.

And then last night, I saw this tweet from NASA:

So cool! My only complaint is that I didn't have this to show when we did the original warm up. (And someone asked in one class if the moon actually grew by 14%. Um, no.)

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