Math Dictionary

Math Project

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The goal of this project is to help you gain a deeper understanding of mathematics and to have you explore how math can connect to your field of study/hobbies/etc. It also gives you a chance to write instead of “doing math.”


ppt Math Projects (207kb, PDF document)
ppt Project Evaluation Form (201kb, PDF document)


Conic Section

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A section (or slice) through a cone. By taking different slices through a cone you can create a circle, an ellipse, a parabola or a hyperbola


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Two objects are CONGRUENT if they have the same size and shape.  The top pair of turtles are Congruent, they have the same shape and size, whereas the lower pair of turtles are NOT congruent, they do have the same shape, but they are not the same size.


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A solid (3-dimensional) object that has a circular base and one vertex