## Algebra A Math: Graphing Quadratic Equations

This topic introduces the student to graphing quadratic equations. This series of six lessons teaches the student how to graph quadratic equations, how to find solutions of quadratic equations using a graph, and various properties of the graph of a quadratic equation.

This series expands the knowledge of the student on non-linear equations. The student sees examples of non-linear graphs and properties about these graphs.

### Graphing Quadratic Equations from Tables

In this lesson, the student learns how to graph a quadratic equation by making a table of values and plotting the points on the coordinate grid. The student is introduced to parabolas, and is shown how quadratic equations make a parabolic graph.

### Finding Solutions to Quadratic Equations

This lesson introduces the student to determining the value of y given an x value and the graph of a parabola. The student learns to use the graph of a quadratic equation to approximate the value of a quadratic expression at a given value.

### Intercepts of Parabolas

This lesson introduces the student to finding the intercepts of the graph of a quadratic equation. The student learns to solve for the y-intercept and x-intercept.

### Opens Up/Down

This lesson teaches the student to determine whether the graph of a quadratic equation will result in a parabola that opens up or a parabola that opens down.

### Vertex of Quadratics

This lesson introduces the student to the vertex of a quadratic equation. The student learns the definition of the vertex. Then, the student sees how to find the vertex of a quadratic equation.

### Axis of Symmetry

In this lesson, the student learns the definition of the axis of symmetry. The student sees that the shape of a parabola is symmetric. They also learn to find the equation for the axis of symmetry.

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