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Title Graphing Quadratics
Description This activity helps students to explore the Graphing Quadratics simulation and learn how determine special points of quadratic functions: the turning points, x-intercepts, y-intercepts and the axis of symmetry. After completing the activity students will be able to graph a parabola using the special points.
Subject Mathematics
Level High School
Type Guided Activity
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords axis of symmetry, parabola, vertex, x-intercept, y-intercept
Simulation(s) Graphing Quadratics (HTML5)

Author(s) Zach Mbasu
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School / Organization PhET Interactive Simulations
Date submitted 1/12/22
Date updated 1/24/22