Math Analysis – Convert parametric equations to rectangular equations

By | February 25, 2017

Parametric Equations

In this tutorial the students will learn about parametric equations and how they relate to rectangular equations. Parametric equations describe the location of an object at a specific point in time.  Parametric equations include a time component.  A rectangular equation, on the other hand,  only describes the path that an object takes.  Rectangular equations do not include the ability to tell where the object is located at a specific point in time.

Also, the students will learn how to convert a parametric equation to a rectangular equation by following a few easy steps in this 9 minute tutorial.

Finally, the students will find that the rectangular equation in this example is a linear equation or just a straight line with a positive slope.

Virginia Standard of Learning (SOL)

SOL MA.12

The student will use parametric equations to model and solve application problems.