Graphing Quadratic Functions y = ax 2  + bx + c
<ul><li>All the slides in this presentation are timed. </li></ul><ul><li>You do not need to click the mouse or press any k...
Quadratic Functions The graph of a quadratic function is a  parabola . A parabola can open up or down. If the parabola ope...
Standard Form y = ax 2  + bx + c The parabola will open down when the  a  value is negative. The parabola will open up whe...
Line of Symmetry Parabolas have a symmetric property to them. If we drew a line down the middle of the parabola, we could ...
Finding the Line of Symmetry Find the line of symmetry of  y  = 3 x 2  – 18 x  + 7 When a quadratic function is in standar...
Finding the Vertex We know the line of symmetry always goes through the vertex. Thus, the line of symmetry gives us the  x...
A Quadratic Function in Standard Form The standard form of a quadratic function is given by y  =  ax 2  +  bx  +  c There ...
STEP 1 :  Find the line of symmetry Let's Graph ONE!  Try … y  = 2 x 2  – 4 x  – 1 A Quadratic Function in Standard Form T...
Let's Graph ONE!  Try … y  = 2 x 2  – 4 x  – 1 STEP 2 :  Find the vertex A Quadratic Function in Standard Form Thus the ve...
5 – 1 Let's Graph ONE!  Try … y  = 2 x 2  – 4 x  – 1 STEP 3 :  Find two other points and reflect them across the line of s...
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Graphing Quadratics

  1. 1. Graphing Quadratic Functions y = ax 2 + bx + c
  2. 2. <ul><li>All the slides in this presentation are timed. </li></ul><ul><li>You do not need to click the mouse or press any keys on the keyboard for the presentation on each slide to continue. </li></ul><ul><li>However, in order to make sure the presentation does not go too quickly, you will need to click the mouse or press a key on the keyboard to advance to the next slide. </li></ul><ul><li>You will know when the slide is finished when you see a small icon in the bottom left corner of the slide. </li></ul>Click the mouse button to advance the slide when you see this icon.
  3. 3. Quadratic Functions The graph of a quadratic function is a parabola . A parabola can open up or down. If the parabola opens up, the lowest point is called the vertex. If the parabola opens down, the vertex is the highest point. NOTE: if the parabola opened left or right it would not be a function! y x Vertex Vertex
  4. 4. Standard Form y = ax 2 + bx + c The parabola will open down when the a value is negative. The parabola will open up when the a value is positive. The standard form of a quadratic function is y x a > 0 a < 0
  5. 5. Line of Symmetry Parabolas have a symmetric property to them. If we drew a line down the middle of the parabola, we could fold the parabola in half. We call this line the line of symmetry . The line of symmetry ALWAYS passes through the vertex. Or, if we graphed one side of the parabola, we could “fold” (or REFLECT ) it over, the line of symmetry to graph the other side. y x Line of Symmetry
  6. 6. Finding the Line of Symmetry Find the line of symmetry of y = 3 x 2 – 18 x + 7 When a quadratic function is in standard form The equation of the line of symmetry is y = ax 2 + bx + c , For example… Using the formula… This is best read as … the opposite of b divided by the quantity of 2 times a . Thus, the line of symmetry is x = 3.
  7. 7. Finding the Vertex We know the line of symmetry always goes through the vertex. Thus, the line of symmetry gives us the x – coordinate of the vertex. To find the y – coordinate of the vertex, we need to plug the x – value into the original equation. STEP 1: Find the line of symmetry STEP 2: Plug the x – value into the original equation to find the y value. y = –2 x 2 + 8 x –3 y = –2(2) 2 + 8(2) –3 y = –2(4)+ 8(2) –3 y = –8+ 16 –3 y = 5 Therefore, the vertex is (2 , 5)
  8. 8. A Quadratic Function in Standard Form The standard form of a quadratic function is given by y = ax 2 + bx + c There are 3 steps to graphing a parabola in standard form. STEP 1 : Find the line of symmetry STEP 2 : Find the vertex STEP 3 : Find two other points and reflect them across the line of symmetry. Then connect the five points with a smooth curve. Plug in the line of symmetry ( x – value) to obtain the y – value of the vertex. MAKE A TABLE using x – values close to the line of symmetry. USE the equation
  9. 9. STEP 1 : Find the line of symmetry Let's Graph ONE! Try … y = 2 x 2 – 4 x – 1 A Quadratic Function in Standard Form Thus the line of symmetry is x = 1 y x
  10. 10. Let's Graph ONE! Try … y = 2 x 2 – 4 x – 1 STEP 2 : Find the vertex A Quadratic Function in Standard Form Thus the vertex is (1 ,–3). Since the x – value of the vertex is given by the line of symmetry, we need to plug in x = 1 to find the y – value of the vertex. y x
  11. 11. 5 – 1 Let's Graph ONE! Try … y = 2 x 2 – 4 x – 1 STEP 3 : Find two other points and reflect them across the line of symmetry. Then connect the five points with a smooth curve. A Quadratic Function in Standard Form y x 3 2 y x

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