ERIC Number: EJ691879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 4
Sketching the General Quadratic Equation Using Dynamic Geometry Software
Stols, G. H.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v36 n5 p483-488 Jul-Aug 2005
This paper explores a geometrical way to sketch graphs of the general quadratic in two variables with Geometer's Sketchpad. To do this, a geometric procedure as described by De Temple is used, bearing in mind that this general quadratic equation (1) represents all the possible conics (conics sections), and the fact that five points (no three of which are collinear) uniquely determine a conic.
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