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Friday, March 28 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Metamorphosis of the Conic Sections through Exact Imagination LIMITED

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The standard way to introduce conic sections is through Cartesian geometry in an Algebra II course. But, Jamie York, Waldorf Math Educator and Author, has his eighth grade students discover the conic sections for themselves through this meaningful exercise. Using a hunt for lost treasure that can be solved through a parabola, students draw the parabola, then finds ways to transform it. Ultimately, one can transform the curve to experience, through drawings and imagination, the metamorphosis of an ellipse into a parabola and then into a hyperbola.

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Jamie York

Math Department Chair, Shining Mount Waldorf School
Jamie is a middle and high school mathematics teacher at Shining Mountain Waldorf School in Boulder, Colorado where he has taught since 1994. He grew up in New England, began his teaching career at a college prep boarding school in New Hampshire, and has also taught at a university... Read More →

Friday March 28, 2014 1:15pm - 2:30pm MDT

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