• Mathematics Specialist
  • Year 11

Locus and Parametrisation

approx. 13 hrs

7 topics

23 concepts

Become proficient in Locus and Parameterisation to enhance your performance in your examinations.

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This learning program covers the essential components of the Year 11 Mathematics Specialist Locus and Parameterisation content as outlined in the Australian curriculum.  In Year 11 Locus and Parameterisation, we help students gain a conceptual understanding of a locus as the geometrical relationship to an algebraic representation including straight lines, circles, ellipses, hyperbolic and parabolic curves. In addition, we teach students how to solve complex problems involving parametric representation. 

Topics & Concepts We Cover

This learning program is made up of the following 7 topics, broken down into 23 concepts.

  • Circle and Line as a Locus 2 concepts

    1. Find the equation of a line that has been geometrically specified

    2. Find the equation of a circle that has been geometrically specified

  • Ellipse and Hyperbola as a Locus 5 concepts

    1. Find the equation of a ellipse that has been geometrically specified

    2. Find the equation of a hyperbola that has been geometrically specified

    3. Graph of an hyperbola on the Cartesian plane using locus

    4. Graph of an ellipse on the Cartesian plane using locus

    5. Complete the square to form the equation of an ellipse

  • Parabola as a Locus 9 concepts

    1. The focus of a parabola

    2. The definition of the parabola as a locus and related terms

    3. Using the four parabolas with vertex at origin

    4. The focal length of a parabola

    5. The directrix of a parabola

    6. Translated parabolas, the four shifted standard forms of the parabola

    7. Find the equation of a parabola that has been geometrically specified

    8. Convert parabolas in general form to vertex-focus form by completing the square

    9. Find the vertex of a parabola

  • Parametrisation of the circle and line 2 concepts

    1. Parametrisation of a line

    2. Parametrisation of the Circle

  • Parametrisation of the parabola 2 concepts

    1. Reflection property of the parabola

    2. Standard parameterisation of the parabola

  • Parametrisation of the ellispse and hyperbola 2 concepts

    1. Parametrisation of the Ellipse

    2. Parametrisation of the Hyperbola

  • Locus problems involving parametric equations 1 concept

    1. Locus problems involving one or more parameters

What you'll get

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  • All the content required to help you master the syllabus, including theory, worked examples, exam preparation and practice questions

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  • You and your parents receive a comprehensive feedback report after every session
  • Every session is recorded and available for you to watch at any time, allowing you to review what was covered

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