The instructor in this video uses humor to teach people math, which is not a favorite subject for many. The video goes on to teach the students in the video different ways to cut the conic sections into different shapes. The teacher then focuses on parabolas and defines the formulas. The formula is y = x^2. The rest of the video dissects the equation breaking it down into much more meaningful statements so that the average human being who is not very good at math can understand the equation. Visual clues are also given to show how to solve the equation.