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Graphing a Quadratic Equation

Graphing a Quadratic Equation

Author: Rachel Kaplan
Description:

For this learning packet, we want to become comfortable with the quadratic equation and will complete the following objectives:
-Identify the standard form of the quadratic equation
-Recognize what a quadratic equation looks like when graphed
-Graph a quadratic equation
-Locate the vertex and axis of symmetry, along with the max or min

This packet should give you a solid foundation on graphing quadratic equations and their many properties.

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Tutorial

Basics of Graphing Quadratics

How to begin graphing quadratic equations and how to identify the vertex, axis of symmetry, concavity, and minimum point.

Properties of Quadratic Graphs

Example of Graphing a Quadratic

A step by step procedure to graphing quadratic equations.

Examples to Graph on Your Own

Now take a look and see if you can graph these examples by yourself and prove you are truly a mastermind at graphing quadratic equations:

1. x2-x-6

2. x2-2x-8

3. x2-3x-4

4. x2-5x+6

Answers to Examples