This is a guest post from my friend Liz Wolf.
“The conics section comes at a tough time in our curriculum. It’s a few weeks after Spring Break, and kids are always antsy in class and have major spring fever. I wanted a way to make conics less abstract and show the kids how often they come up in every day life. I came up with a project that not only got them outside, but also got them looking at things in a different way. The photo of the water droplet on the swing set was my favorite. The students really embraced this and I was impressed with how well they embraced GeoGebra having never used it before.”
Below are some examples of final products from her class, and the instruction sheet she used.
Update: Liz sent me her Geogebra instruction sheet!