More Lessons for Geometry
Explore the properties of a quadratic equation graph
A quadratic equation can be written in the form
y = ax2 + bx + c
where a, b and c are constants and a ≠ 0
The following activity allows you to explore the properties of a quadratic equation graph.
Move the a, b
slider bars to explore how it affects shape of the graph. Look at
- the effects of changing a.
- the effects of changing b.
- the effects of changing c.
- the effects of a positive value of a.
- the effects of a negative value of a.
- what happens when a = 0?
Graph of Quadratic Function - Drag the sliders to set the values of a (coefficient of x2), b (coefficient of x), or c (constant term) and watch the shape and position of the graph.
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