This worksheet activity is appropriate for secondary students in a class studying conic sections or students in a college algebra class. The first part of the activity gives an algebraic review of ellipses with exercises while the second part finds the equation of an ellipse corresponding to a Rapanui boat house foundation.
Huffman, Cynthia Ph.D., "OER Ellipses and traditional Rapanui houses on Easter Island" (2020). Faculty Submissions. 4.