Equations of Parabolas Teacher Resources

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For Teachers 9th - 11th
Learners graph and solve quadratic equations. In this functions lesson, students analyze a quadratic equation using three points on a curve to define the graph of a quadratic function. They find the vertex and intercepts of the graph.
Worksheet
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Writing Equations of Parabolas

For Students 10th - 11th
In this algebra worksheet, students are given the vertex and focus of each parabola and asked to write the equation of the parabola. They are given the directrix and vertex and asked to write the equation of the parabola. There are 24...
Lesson Plan
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Writing Equations of Parabolas in Vertex Form

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils use their knowledge of the vertex form of a quadratic equation to graph parabolas using a graphing calculator, given a specific move to make. this lesson may be used as a review or as extra practice, in groups or individually.
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Properties of Parabolas

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore the properties of parabolas in this lesson. Construct a parabola given a focus and a directrix on the Ti-Nspire. Write equations of parabolas in vertex form and determine the a value of a parabola given a focus and directrix.
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Podcasting Parabolas

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore parabolas.Â  In this algebra and technology lesson, students construct the equation of a specific parabola, then take digital photos of real-life representations of these parabolas.Â  Students create a podcast with a...
Lesson Plan
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The "U's" Have IT!

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore the maximum and minimum values of parabola. In this exponential equations lesson, students use graphing calculators or TI Interactive Software to calculate values of parabola and graph x-intercepts of parabola.
Worksheet
Curated OER

Parabolas

For Students 10th - 12th
In this parabolas worksheet, students write the equation of 6 parabolas in standard form and then sketch their graphs. Students then write 13 equations for parabolas given certain information.
Lesson Plan
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Parabolas

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students find equations of parabolas in real world scenarios.Â  In this finding equations of parabolas in real world scenarios lesson plan, students find the equations of parabolas of US landmarks.Â  Students put a grid on landmarks such...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Explore Graphs and Factors

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Pupils graph the factors of a quadratic as linear equations and graph the parabolic equation in factored form. Also, they investigate the relationship between the x-intercepts of the lines and the zeros of the parabola.
Lesson Plan
West Contra Costa Unified School District

Conics Introduction and Parabolas

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Where did conic sections get their name? The equation and graph of a parabola are developed from the definition of the conic section.Â Teacher examples on graphing the equation and writing an equation from the graph round out the plan.
Worksheet
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Extra Practice 11.1: Parabolas

For Students 9th - 12th
In this parabolas worksheet, students solve 28 short answer problems. Students find the focus, directrix, axis, and equations of parabolas.Â  Students match the equation of a parabola with it's correct graph.
Worksheet
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Easy Worksheet: Writing Equations of Functions

For Students 9th - 12th
In this writing equations of functions worksheet, learners solve 4 short answer problems. Students write equations of transformed parabolas and absolute value equations given a stretch/shrink factor and vertical horizontal shift.
Lesson Plan
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Effects of Parameter Changes

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students define properties of a quadratic equation. In this algebra lesson, students graph and factor quadratic functions. They write equations for polynomials, given a graph.
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

For Teachers 6th - 10th
In this math worksheet, students solve the problems that ask for the graph of the parabola. They interpret the quadratic equation for its solutions.
Worksheet
Math Worksheet Center

For Students 9th - 11th Standards
In this linear quadratic system worksheet, students explore a system with a linear and a quadratic equation. With the given equations, students graph the parabola. They identify the axis of symmetry, the slope, points of intersection,...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Learners use the Nspire software to graph. In this algebra activity, students graph quadratic equations using technology and graphs. They identify the maximum and minimum of each graph.
Lesson Plan
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Lesson #151 Circles, Parabolas, and Lines

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students write equations for parabolas, circles and lines. In groups, they use computer software to play a game with circles, lines and parabolas. Students play games on the computer to find the equations for the given shape.
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Parabola (Lab Version)

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Learners develop definition for parabola, explain relationship between properties of the graph of a parabola and its equation, explain how the equation of a parabola can be written in different forms, and solve problems that relate the...
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Parabola

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers develop a definition of parabola and explain the relationship between the properties of the graph of a parabola and its equation. They explain how the equation of a parabola can be written in different forms and solve...
Lesson Plan
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Mathematical Relationships

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students practice graphing a linear equation and a parabolic equation. They work cooperatively to select numbers, including fractions, which they will put into ordered pairs. Students explain their process to the class, discussing what...
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Mathematics Vision Project

Circles and Other Conics

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Through a variety of hands-on activities and physical scenarios, this far-reaching unit leads learners through an exceptionally thorough exploration of circles and parabolas as conic sections. Geometric construction techniques are used...
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Curated OER

For Teachers 8th - 11th
What's a quadratic equation? How many ways can a quadratic equation be solved? Does a quadratic equation have to have a term in it that is squared? What about a cubed term? What does the graph of a quadratic equation look like? There are...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore a variety of ways of solving quadratic equations. Students choose from graphing, factoring, finding square roots, completing the square and using the Quadratic formula. They ponder in the end on polynomial equations.
Lesson Plan
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Writing in the Math Classroom

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students determine the vertex, y-intercept and direction of a parabola and write an explanation of how to graph a parabola. They collect and graph data using a calculator.