Math Analysis – Parametric Equations Playlist

By | February 27, 2017

Parametric Equations Playlist

In this parametric equations playlist 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 parametric equations to a rectangular equations by following

Finally, the students will find that the rectangular equations in these examples are of a linear equation or just a straight line with a positive slope and an ellipse, conic section.

Virginia Standard of Learning (SOL) MA.12