# Classifying a Conic Section Worksheets

How to Classify a Conic Section - Just as how the area between two radii of the circle enclosed by the circumference of a circle on the upper end is classified as a sector if we consider the three-dimensional version of a circle, which is a sphere, almost similar sector will be known as a cone or a conical section. There are just a few minute differences between a sector and a cone that are; a cone is three-dimensional and triangular in shape, which means it has a flat bottom whereas a sector is two-dimensional, and it has a round bottom due to the curved circumference of that circle. So, it is pretty easy to classify a cone. If the shape is triangular, three-dimensional, which means part of a sphere, and has a flat bottom unlike a sector that has a round bottom, then such a shape can be safely classified as a cone or conic section of a sphere.

• ### Basic Lesson

Guides students through classifying sections based on their equation.

• ### Intermediate Lesson

Demonstrates how to identify ellipses and hyperbolas.

• ### Independent Practice 1

A really great activity for allowing students to understand the concepts of the Classifying a Conic Section.

• ### Independent Practice 2

Students use Classifying a Conic Section in 20 assorted problems. The answers can be found below.

• ### Homework Worksheet

Students are provided with 12 problems to achieve the concepts of Classifying a Conic Section.

• ### Skill Quiz

This tests the students ability to understand Classifying a Conic Section.