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ALGEBRA 2 INTRODUCTION TO PARAMETRIC EQUATIONS Open the Desmos link provided - The link contains 4 examples.

. Your job is to describe what is happening in each example. INSTRUCTIONS: Click the open circle next to Example 1 to activate a point. Then, click the play button next to the slider for a to animate the point. Drag and zoom the axes, as needed, to observe the point. In the space given, describe what is happening. Repeat for Examples 2, 3 and 4. Please do not open the folders.

DESCRIBE WHAT IS HAPPENING what mathematical vocabulary is useful here? How does the value of a determine the path? Can you express what you observe algebraically? EXAMPLE 1 EXAMPLE 2



Robert Lochel. Hatboro-Horsham High School

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