Play with our applets to explore the conic sections and their different definitions.
It might not be as familiar as the circle or parabola, but it's definitely worth getting to know the hyperbola!
Runner up in the schools category. Dusty books, chalky blackboards and checked shirts are all things usually associated with maths. But according to Jonathan Tims, pubs, hot chocolate and cats can be far more inspirational. Join him on a trip through shadow land.