- Cartesian and parametric forms of lines and parabolas
- Solutions to simultaneous equations
- Generalisation of families of lines using parameters
- Simultaneous equations
About the Lesson
Students determine the equation(s) to a set of linear functions that collectively form a curve. At first glance the curve looks hyperbolic, however upon further investigation students discover that the curve is parabolic. A set of parametric equations can be used to describe consecutive points of intersection. The parametric equations can then be resolved into the general form of a conic.