**Hyperbola Paper Folding Activity**

__Directions:__

1. On a piece of wax paper, patty paper, or transparent paper, construct a circle using a compass or circular shaped object.

2.
Label
the center of your circle A.

3.
Create
another point OUTSIDE the circle.

4.
Label
this point B.

5.
Fold
the paper so that point B is anywhere on the edge of the circle. Make a crease in the paper.

6.
Open
the paper and place point B on another point on the edge of the circle. Make another crease in the paper.

7.
Continue
this process many times around the circle.
(It is sometimes easier to slide the point around the circle, making
creases every few millimeters.)

8.
Once
many creases are made, a hyperbola should appear. (If you cannot see a hyperbola yet, continue folding, making your
creases closer together.)