Hello, guys! In my 45-minute talk, I’ll discuss certain theorems and corollaries and proofs that can help us determine whether or not a curve is a parabola. But my main focus is on working with higher degree 2 and 3 equations. For example, if $y = x^2$ is our equation, how do we know if it is a parabola or not? Or, to put it another way, how are we going to answer this question by solving this equation? As a result, we’ll be applying all of the math skills we’ve learned so far, both at the lower and upper levels math classes.

However, for this presentation, I will be using simple equations and graphs to check if our given equation is parabola or not. Hope to see you there!

Great job Pema! It is interesting to see the different ways that you can recognize a parabola, besides the more basic methods we are familiar with.

Excellent stuff! Well articulated and explained, with plenty of understandable examples to boot. You won’t catch any parabolas sneaking past my watch any time soon, that’s for sure.