Dear Students,

Great work today! You are getting better at showing your procedures when you solve problems. This will help you to gain more Method (M) points in the overall mark scheme.

You seem to have a comfortable knowledge now of linear and quadratic functions, as well as circles and coordinate geometry. Remember for Thursday you are to generate a problem for us to solve. It must involve quadratics, circles, and straight lines. Try to make something elegant and interesting… but make sure it is solvable!

Also, don’t forget about the one we made at the end of class. You must solve this one:

A square and a blue circle are inscribed in a parabola as shown. Find the area of the blue circle.

I look forward to the problems you create and the solutions you find!

Mr. Bryant