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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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Explore the Properties of a Parabola and Practice Writing Its Equation

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
See how writing equations for parabolas is all about distances. Young mathematicians measure distances of line segments drawn on the graph of a parabola. Using the relationships they find in the segments, they write equations for...
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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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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.
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Exploring Basic Equations

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners explore equations with constants, variables and with exponents. They identify and define variables, constants, exponents, expressions, and equations, as well as give an example of each. Your class will also draw their...
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Parabolas

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Learners find equations of parabolas in real world scenarios.  In this finding equations of parabolas in real world scenarios lesson, students find the equations of parabolas of US landmarks.  Learners put a grid on landmarks such as the...
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Quadratics

For Students 9th - 12th
In this quadratics worksheet, students find the exact 2 equations for parabolas. Then students solve 3 problems by completing the square, write equations given information, and then solve 1 word problem.
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Quadratic Equations and Parabolas

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Learners graph and solve quadratic equations. In this functions lesson plan, 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.
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Writing Equations of Parabolas

For Students 10th - 11th
In this algebra activity, learners 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...
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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.  Students match the equation of a parabola with it's correct graph.
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Graphing Parabolas

For Students 9th - 10th
In this parabola learning exercise, students solve algebraic equations, graph parabolas, and identify the vertex. This one-page learning exercise contains six problems.
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Algebra 1-2 Spring Final Exam Open-Ended Review

For Students 10th - 12th
In this algebra final exam review, students solve quadratic equations, solve systems of equations, factor equations, graph parabolas, and identify the domain of a graph. This five-page 100 problem learning exercise contains a variety of...
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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.
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Finding The Equation of a Parabola

For Students 9th - 12th
In this math worksheet, students find the equation of a parabola. They use the vertex as a starting point in order to determine the picture of the parabola.
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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. Teacher examples on graphing the equation and writing an equation from the graph round out the plan.
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Introducing Parabolas: Focus On Geometry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the different properties of the parabola with the help of the graphing calculator. They create the graphic pictures of the data on the screen of the calculator by inputting it. The activity includes the instructions for...
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Parabolic Equation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students engage in a study that is about the modeling of a parabolic equation. They investigate the area of rectangles given some fixed measurements and then analyze the data provided in class. The lesson begins with a question and...
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Solving Quadratic Equations

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders solve quadratic equations. In this algebra lesson, 11th graders factor, graph and answer equations about parabolas. They calculate the coordinate pairs using a table for their x and y values.
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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.
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Graphing and Applying Quadratics

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students solve quadratic equations. In this algebra lesson, students graph parabolas and identify the discriminant and other properties of a parabola. They match equations to graph and graphs to equations.
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Quadratic Applications

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students apply properties of quadratics to the real world. For this algebra lesson, students graph parabolas after they observe a bouncing ball. They discuss speed and patterns as well as the shape of their parabola.
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Graphing Quadratic Equations

For Students 9th - 11th
In this algebra worksheet, students graph parabolas on a coordinate plane. They find the axis of symmetry, vertex and x intercepts and use them to graph and identify the parabolas. There are 12 questions.
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Graphs of Quadratic Equations

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students graph quadratic equations. In this algebra lesson, students apply real world problems to the graphs of quadratic equations. They identify the vertex and intercept of each graph.
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Quadratics and Graphing

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Learners use the Nspire software to graph. In this algebra lesson, students graph quadratic equations using technology and graphs. They identify the maximum and minimum of each graph.

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