#### How assessment questions are written to test your knowledge of The Discriminant.

The discriminant first appears for most students in Year 11 MM, where we show students where it comes from and how it is used to find the number of x-intercepts of a quadratic function. In Year 12, the rule hasn’t changed, but the context of the question has. This little formula often rears its head…

#### How to Solve Quadratic Inequations

Often we see students trying to solve quadratic inequations using algebra. This is a sure fire way to get yourself into trouble! Use this method to ensure you solve inequations correctly every time.

#### The Great Debate: Would this rule create a positive or negative parabola?

This often stumps my students – does the following rule create a positive or negative parabola? Whilst you are unlikely to be asked ‘is this a positive or negative parabola’, you’ll certainly need to appreciate what transformations have occurred to the basic parabola to create this new one. Check out this video to ensure you…